Author(s): Weisbard Eric
Shows how the album - "Use Your Illusion" - has matured into a work whose baroque excesses have something to teach us about pop and the platforms it raises and lowers, about a man who suddenly found himself praised to the firmament for every character trait that had hitherto marked him as an irredeemable loser.
Eric Weisbard has been writing about music since 1989. He edited the Spin Alternative Record Guide and was a senior writer there for ten years. At Experience Music Project, the Seattle music museum, he put together the travelling exhibit "Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights" and organized the annual pop music conference.