Gun Club - Miami

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1982 Original With Gold Promo Stamp On Front Jacket. Two Light Corner Creases. “The Sophomore Record By The Gun Club Bore The Curse Of Having To Follow A Monolith Of Their Own Making. Fire Of Love Sold Extremely Well For An Independent; It Was A Favorite Of Virtually Every Critic Who Heard It In 1981. Miami Showcased A Different Lineup As Well. Ward Dotson Replaced Congo Powers (Temporarily, At Least) On Guitar, And There Were A Ton Of Guest Performances, Including Debbie Harry And Chris Stein. Stein Produced The Album. Off The Bat The Disc Suffers From A Thin Mix. Going For A Rougher Sound, Stein Left The Instruments At One Level And Boosted Pierce's Vocal. There Is Plenty Of Guitar Here, Screaming And Moping Like A Drunken Orphan From The Texas Flatlands, But Next To Its Predecessor It Sounds Drier And Reedier. Ultimately It Hardly Matters. Going For A Higher, More Desolate Sound, Frontman And Slide Player Jeffrey Lee Pierce And His Band Were Literally On Fire. The Songs Here, From "Carry Me," "Like Calling Up Thunder," "Devil In The Woods," "Watermelon Man," "Bad Indian," And "Texas Serenade," Among Others, Centered Themselves On A Mutant Form Of Country Music That Met The Post-Punk Ethos In The Desert, Fought And Bloodied Each Other, And Decided To Stay Together. This Is Hardcore Snake-Charming Music (As In Water Moccasins Not Cobras), Evil, Smoky, Brash, And Libidinally Uttered. Their Spooky Version Of An Already Creepy Tune By Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Run Through The Jungle" Runs The Gamut From Sexual Nightmare To Voodoo Ritual Gone Awry. Finally, Pierce And Company Pull Out All The Roots And Reveal Them For What They Are: "John Hardy," Is A Squalling Punk-Blues, With The Heart Of The Country In Cardiac Arrest. Dotson Proved To Be A Fine Replacement For Congo Powers, In That His Style Was Pure Telecaster Country (À La James Burton) Revved By The Rolling Stones And Johnny Thunders.” Thom Jurek, AMG.

Artist: Gun Club Title: Miami Genre: Pop Type: Used - LP Label: Animal Catalog ID: APE 6001 Country: USA Our ID: 74479
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08 December 2016


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