was Gilby Clarke's first solo album, and "Cure Me Or Kill Me" was the only song on it that he didn't write before joining Guns N' Roses as rhythm guitarist in 1991. Clarke got the idea for the song while he was on tour with G 'N' R - one particularly grueling night, he said to bass player Duff McKagan as they were walking on stage: "Man, somebody has got to cure me or kill me."
Duff told him that what he said sounded like a song title, and Clarke agreed. "That title I would have just let go by, wouldn't have even thought twice about it, but thank God Duff had mentioned it to me," Clarke said in our 2013 interview
. Explaining how the song came together, he added: "I had had the riff lying around, and I wrote a song around that title. You need a good title, and that was it. Basically, I was just saying 'put me out of my misery.' I was beat up, my brain was fried, I was tortured. But I knew I had something to live for. It was just at that time where I needed a pick-me-up. I was saying, 'just put me out of my misery right now, I am beaten down. But I do want to live.'"