VOD: "Welcome to the Jungle" | KCET
VOD: "Welcome to the Jungle"
Perfectly put by Blender.com, here is a short review of the song (which was ranked the number 1 L.A. song by the site).
"Just when Mötley Crüe were toasting the joys of Sunset titty bars, this hurricane of a song swept in from the darker side of the Strip: a sneering gutter-howl from ill-nocturnal Hollywood, a place where ''if you got the money, honey, we got your disease.'' Axl Rose knew whereof he screeched. Living broke in a Sunset crash pad dubbed "Hell House," the band spent years on the lower rungs of the local economy -- they scammed girlfriends, some sold drugs -- blending outsider perspective (Indiana-born Rose was the hayseed transplant he played in the "Jungle" video) with seamy images they collected as genuine L.A. lowlifes. The song's intensity implies that their jungle was a glimpse into an apocalyptic future."