Guns N’ Roses’ Massive New Box Set Omits “One In A Million”

Yesterday, Guns N’ Roses announced an absurdly massive box-set reissue of their classic 1987 debut Appetite For Destruction. In addition to a remastered edition of the original album, the super deluxe $999 Locked N’ Loaded edition will feature a whole mess of b-sides, rarities, and bonus tracks, including 25 previously unreleased recordings from the band’s sessions at Sound City studios in 1986, their 1986 EP Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide, and all of their 1988 EP G N’ R Lies. Well, almost all of their 1988 EP G N’ R Lies: As Alternative Nation points out, it won’t have “One In A Million.”

Even back in 1988, before Axl Rose was woke and hated Trump, “One In A Million” was a controversial song. This is its second verse: “Immigrants and faggots/ They make no sense to me/ They come to our country/ And think they’ll do as they please/ Like start some mini Iran/ Or spread some fucking disease/ They talk so many God damn ways/ It’s all Greek to me.” Charming stuff! But the song’s main claim to fame was its first verse, which includes a racial slur: “Police and niggers/ That’s right/ Get out of my way/ Don’t need to buy none of your/ Gold chains today.”

So does it make sense that GNR would rather pretend the song doesn’t exist? Yes. Is it OK that they’re just trying to bury it without actually acknowledging it? I’ll leave that up to you. Presumably, it’ll be a moot point when the soon-to-be-announced $100,000 even-more-deluxe version includes “One In A Million.” You know, for the real fans. Check out the AFD reissue tracklist below.

01 “Welcome To The Jungle”
02 “It’s So Easy”
03 “Nightrain”
04 “Out Ta Get Me”
05 “Mr. Brownstone”
06 “Paradise City”
07 “My Michelle”
08 “Think About You”
09 “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
10 “You’re Crazy”
11 “Anything Goes”
12 “Rocket Queen”

Disc Two – B-sides N’ EPs

01 “Reckless Life”
02 “Nice Boys”
03 “Move To The City (Live)
04 “Mama Kin”
05 “Shadow Of Your Love” (Live)
06 “You’re Crazy” (Acoustic Version)
07 “Patience”
08 “Used To Love Her”
09 “You’re Crazy”
10 “It’s So Easy” (Live)
11 “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (Live)
12 “Whole Lotta Rosie” (Live)

Disc Three – 1986 Sound City Session

01 “Welcome To The Jungle” (1986 Sound City Session)
02 “Nightrain” (1986 Sound City Session)
03 “Out Ta Get Me” (1986 Sound City Session)
04 “Paradise City” (1986 Sound City Session)
05 “My Michelle” (1986 Sound City Session)
06 “Think About You” (1986 Sound City Session)
07 “You’re Crazy” (1986 Sound City Session)
08 “Anything Goes” (1986 Sound City Session)
09 “Rocket Queen” (1986 Sound City Session)
10 “Shadow Of Your Love” (1986 Sound City Session)
11 “Heartbreak Hotel” (1986 Sound City Session)
12 “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1986 Sound City Session)

Disc Four – 1986 Sound City Session and More

01 “Shadow Of Your Love”
02 “Move To The City” (1986 Sound City Session)
03 “Ain’t Goin’ Down No More” (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
04 “The Plague” (1986 Sound City Session)
05 “Nice Boys” (1986 Sound City Session)
06 “Back Off Bitch” (1986 Sound City Session)
07 “Reckless Life” (1986 Sound City Session)
08 “Mama Kin” (1986 Sound City Session)
09 “New Work Tune” (1986 Sound City Session)
10 “November Rain” (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
11 “Move To The City” (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
12 “You’re Crazy” (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
13 “November Rain” (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
14 “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (Acoustic Version- 1986 Sound City Session)
15 “Move To The City” (1988 Acoustic Version)

Blu-Ray Audio

01 “Welcome To The Jungle”
02 “It’s So Easy”
03 “Nightrain”
04 “Out Ta Get Me”
05 “Mr. Brownstone”
06 “Paradise City”
07 “My Michelle”
08 “Think About You”
09 “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
10 “You’re Crazy”
11 “Anything Goes”
12 “Rocket Queen”

Bonus Tracks

01 “Shadow Of Your Love”
02 “Patience”
03 “Used To Love Her”
04 “You’re Crazy”
05 “Move To The City” (1988 Acoustic Version)

Music Videos

01 “Welcome To The Jungle”
02 “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
03 “Paradise City”
04 “Patience”
05 “It’s So Easy” (Brand New Video From 1989)