Gilby Clarke, the rhythm guitarist of Guns N’ Roses for three years, revealed the time when Axl Rose recorded the song ‘Look At Your Game, Girl’ which was a song made by the infamous serial killer Charles Manson, without telling other members of the band, during an interview with Justin Beckner.
The ‘Spaghetti Incident?’ was the fifth studio album by Guns N’ Roses and is the only studio album to feature rhythm guitarist Gilby Clarke, as well as the last album to feature guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum. The album is also the only Guns N’ Roses album not to be promoted with a tour.
Along with being a special album by many aspects, there is also a song called ‘Look At You Game, Girl’ which was a hidden track starting in the middle of another song titled ‘I Don’t Care About You.’
What makes the song special in a peculiar way is that it was actually written and created by a serial killer, Charles Manson. He was a cult leader which resulted in the murder of several people, including the movie actress Sharon Tate. Manson was also a singer-songwriter, even Beach Boys did a cover of one of his songs.
During a recent interview, guitarist Gilby Clarke opened up about the time when frontman Axl Rose recorded Manson’s song ‘Look At Your Game, Girl’ on his own without consulting other band members when asked about that particular song and stated that other members were not on the song and sometimes a song may end up in the album without notice.
Here is what the interviewer asked:
“The other tack I always thought was interesting was the Charlie Manson track, ‘Look At Your Game, Girl.’ What was the process by which that song came to be on the record?”
Here is how Clarke replied:
“I have no idea. I got a phone call one day – because as far as I knew, the record was done. Axl did that song completely on his own. As far as I know, I don’t think that any of the actual band members were on that track.
I think that was something that was just important to him, but yeah, I have no idea how that happened. Sometimes, that’s just the way things happened in GN’R – the record would come out and you’d go, ‘Wait a minute, where did that song come from?'”
You can click here to see the source of the interview.