This Don Snowden take on the new Flesh Eaters & Gun Club reissues is actually worth registering on “Rock’s Back Pages” for. The man was there, and has a good perspective on both bands – particularly the latter.
Jon from Waitakere Walks blog covers the 1970s LA punk scene’s reggae love in this post, “Angeleno Dread”.
Stunning, echo-laden, slide guitar-murder, low-fidelity version of “Devil in the Woods” by THE GUN CLUB from the Keats Rides a Harley multi-artist compilation from 1981, the same year as “Fire of Love”. A lesser version of this track came out on the Gun Club’s (lesser) second album a year later.
I always thought the 1983 “Death Party” EP from THE GUN CLUB was pretty much their last gasp, and I don’t believe I’d get too many dissenters. In fact, I think it’s the best thing they did outside of their genius first album, as both the “Miami” and “The Las Vegas Story” LPs were fatally flawed.
Take a listen to this intense, wrenching bottle-blues beloved by goths, punks, rootsy Americana lovers and death cultists alike when it came out in ‘83.
Jeffrey Lee Pierce of THE GUN CLUB & Linda “Texacala” Jones of TEX & THE HORSEHEADS in an early incarnation of the Horseheads.