|"Paradise City / Used To Love Her", by GnR|
While officially an extended play, it was treated as a studio album when released. According to the RIAA, the EP has sold over five million copies only in the United States. The second, released in 1988, initially was released as B-side of single Paradise City, included in Appetite For Destruction.
The first four tracks of Lies consist of the previously released EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide. The last four songs were recorded with acoustic guitars. They were written and recorded in only a few studio sessions (with the exception of "You're Crazy," which appeared in an alternate version on Appetite for Destruction), which producer Mike Clink called "one of those magical rock and roll history moments."
In later interviews, Axl Rose stated that while he loved how the band sounded on the last four songs, he hated the sound of his voice. Rose recalled that his voice was husky and scratchy from the band's lengthy touring at the time, and if he could he would have re-recorded his vocal tracks in a separate session.