Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain” June, 1992
One of the many great things about growing up in the 90s, is that I got to catch the little bit of rock music that was was left. Luckily, I got to catch this one.
“November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses was obviously a mega hit. But to me, the video was even bigger. The music video was like a movie — it was the only rock video at this time was made with this type of magnitude. The only artist who made his videos ‘move-like’ was Michael Jackson.
When this video was released, my family would circle around the television – like it was one of the most unbelievable things they’ve ever seen. At the time I was too young to care, but I did find the video weird and eccentric. From the girl’s face looking strange in the casket; an orchestra playing; the front on a piano instead on stage where he’s suppose to be… It was something I’ve never seen before in a rock video. Only if I would’ve known it would be one of the greatest rock videos ever made.
It was a time where rock music was changing. It was ’92 — the rock generation was leaving the 80s, where 80s rock music was about party, sex and drugs. Entering the 90s we were headed toward a sensitive, and more softer type of rock music, where new bands like Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain would express his emotions, that a band like Kiss or Motley Crue would NEVER express that type of emotions.
“November Rain” was a part of that rock and music culture change. That’s why it’s very important for this to be TBT music video of the day.