In the third episode of Pop Culture Affidavit, I take a look at “November Rain,” a song from Guns n’ Roses’ 1991 album Use Your Illusion I that was released as a single and had an award-winning video that dominated MTV’s heavy rotation in 1992.
Along with talking about the song, I do a commentary for the music video and actually play it on my keyboard (although to be honest, I play it pretty badly). You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to wear Slash’s hat.
You can listen here:
To supplement the episode, here are a few things that I talked about on the podcast.
First, the ever-famous music video (note: you’ll probably have to watch an ad before you play the video so adjust your commentary track accordingly — and start playing the video about a second after I say “play.” Listening back, I realized that I was off a little. It’s my first commentary, go easy on me.):
Next, here’s a link to the short story “Without You” by Del James, upon which the video was based: “Without You”
If you’re wondering where I played those awful, awful notes, here’s the cover and the first page of the sheet music (you can faintly make out that I was learning to play this in September 1992):
And finally, just in case you wondered what an $8,000 wedding dress looks like on a supermodel, here’s Stephanie Seymour: