Guns N’ Roses ‘November Rain’ Video Turned Into Comic Strip
Guns N' Roses' epic ballad ‘November Rain,’ from the 1991 ‘Use Your Illusion’ albums, has been granted a new life in the form of a comic strip. This creation, uploaded by Dan Abramson on the Funny Or Die website, takes the nine-minute G’N’R video and breaks it down into 21 blocks of unbridled wit.
Funny Or Die are dedicated to humorous takes on all things past and present. They then let fans decide whether it’s funny bone worthy or just belongs in the dead zone. All the pretension of the original video is instantly asphyxiated when our hero Axl admits his hero Captain Hook inspired his ceremonial attire. It’s all uphill (or downhill – you decide) from there on out, as the bride and wedding party get a complete comic makeover. Abramson doesn’t spare any pokes as he targets band members Slash, Duff and oh yeah, the cake crasher too.
So what if the single, released in June of 1992, landed at No. 3 on the Billboard chart? Statistics reveal that 81% of the viewers find this comic strip funny, declaring rock ‘n’ roll should have a sense of humor. When a band dreams up a video set at a wedding in November, with a dead bride and a downpour of rain, what else can you really expect but unintended comic gold?
'November Rain' is currently among the leaders in our poll asking fans to cut the twin 'Use Your Illusion' records in half. You can weigh in on this important poll right here, and sign up below for your chance to win a Guns N' Roses vinyl collection as well.