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Quotable Fri Aug 24 2007

Quotable Friday

"The only record I could listen to straight through was Guns n' Roses' Appetite for Destruction. When everything else was wrong, that record made it right. I could go back to it, always. No matter what, that record would make me feel all right. Appetite for Destruction. Guns n' Roses. That was it. That was my record. 'It's So Easy,' 'Nightrain,' 'Out ta Get Me,' then classics like 'Paradise City,' 'Welcome to the Jungle,' and probably the greatest song ever, of all time: 'Sweet Child o' Mine.' What was it about that song? I loved that song so much it sometimes made me want to kick a hole in the wall."

In this week's Quotable Friday excerpt, narrator Brian Oswald tells us about his favorite album in Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno, our April 2005 Book Club selection.

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