In Back of a Van – Paradise City
The origins of this song are everything like the song itself. The band had a rental van in which they were commuting from gig to gig. On the way back from San Fransisco, the boys were in the back of the van drinking and playing guitar.
At this point, Slash had come up with the intro, and soon Duff and Axl joined in. At first, Axl came up with the line “Take me down to the Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.” The alternatively, Slash came up with the line “Where the girls are fat and they’ve got big titties!”Axl actually considered using that line for the song, but decided that the first line was better.