November 23rd, 1993: G N' R Releases a Secret Charles Manson Cover
Axl Rose has always displayed an odd affinity for America's most infamous psycho, often sporting a "Charlie Don't Surf" T-shirt with Manson's image during the Use Your Illusion Tour. But when he tacked on a hidden track of a 1967 Manson tune to the band's The Spaghetti Incident? covers album, he threw gas on the fire. Ironically, "Look at Your Game, Girl" was one of the record's least offensive songs (see the Dead Boys cover "Ain't It Fun"), as well as one of its most chill, with Rose singing over a campfire acoustic and minimal percussion. He'd later claim he thought the song was written by the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson and, in a statement, said he'd donate money made off "Look at Your Game, Girl" to an environmental charity.