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The Gun Club: Miami

Review by j. poet, Creem, February 1983

THE GUN CLUB plays for keeps. Their songs crackle like dry corpse skin turning to parchment under the caress of a rattlesnake belly. Jeffrey Lee ...

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Gun Club's Jeffrey Lee Pierce (1983)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 1983

The Gun Club head honcho talks about the revolving door band membership, the Death Party EP and more, accompanied by yawns, drumming of fingers and spinning coins on the table.

File format: mp3; file size: 23.2mb, interview length: 25' 19" sound quality: ***

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The Gun Club

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, Flipside, 1981

THE GUN CLUB don’t give a shit. Born and bred under the scorching suns of Dallas, El Paso and (yuk yuk) Los Angeles, rifle in ...

The Gun Club: Fire Of Love (New Rose Records)

Review by Ralph Traitor, Sounds, February 1982

FIRST THERE was The Flesheaters, carving Americana with a lurid libido and off-colour arcana. Now the same frame of mind and music has thrown up ...

Gun Fun: The Gun Club: Fire Of Love (Beggars Banquet)

Review by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, June 1982

THE GUN CLUB are direct descendants of a ferociously-subversive rock 'n' roll tradition fired by the Velvet Underground and the Stooges, and most successfully embodied ...

Gun Club: Miami (Animal) *****

Review by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, September 1982

IN A MUSICAL world that is forever being bedevilled and picked at by the bland spirits of so called 'new pop', the emergence of a ...

The Gun Club: The Venue, London

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, October 1982

IF YOU'VE ever heard Charley Patton's 'Mississippi Boll Weavil Blues' then you'll be aware of the kind of high lonesome wail that blows through the ...

Gun Club: Calling On Thunder

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, October 1982

IN THE beginning Jeffrey Lee Pierce was born in Texas and raised in Los Angeles. ...

For Hire: The Gun Club

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, May 1983

Last year Jeffery Lee Pierce was a chronic depressive and a shithead full of venom. But since then he's sorted out his personal life, and ...

Eleganza: Daughters Of Darkness

Column by John Mendelsohn, Creem, November 1983

NATURE ABHORS a vacuum, but Eleganza adores someone who dares to dress with panache, elan, and all the other French nouns that mean pizzazz. You might not ...

Gun Club: Guns For Hire

Interview by Lindsay Hutton, Sounds, December 1983

IT'S ALMOST three years to the day since I encountered the Gun Club. After the Cramps' 1980 Lyceum Show, Lux Interior introduced me to the ...

The Gun Club

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

JEFFREY LEE PIERCE is the Gun Club. He writes the music, sings, plays guitar, does the talking, and since the band's rise from nowhere with ...

The Gun Club: The Birth, The Death, The Ghost (ABC)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, February 1984

BLOOD BOOZE, and Host: midway through a mess of ‘Preachin’ The Blues’ on this sub-bootleg memento of pre-Fire Of Love Gun Club, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, ...

Gun Club: Idiot Savants In a Cruel and Unusual World

Interview by Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, LA Weekly, August 1984

You know... IDIOT SAVANTS. Those people who can’t complete a simple sentence or add two and two but effortlessly create anatomically PERFECT works of art. ...

The Gun Club: I Left My Hat In San Francisco

Interview by Richard Kick, ZigZag, September 1984

WE CARRY OUR ANCIENT RELATIVES AROUND WITH US – ...

The Gun Club: Hoochie Coochie Club, Edinburgh

Live Review by Lindsay Hutton, Sounds, November 1984

PRACTICALLY A FULL year after coming down hard on the Batcave quotient at the Lyceum, the Gun Club finally rolled into Scotland to prove that ...

Trigger Happy: Jeffrey Lee Pierce Goes Solo

Profile and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, March 1985

AND SO the Gun Club was finally laid to rest. That majestic, thrashing animal with its tail in the blues, foot in the garage and ...

Gun Club: Members Only

Retrospective and Interview by Fred Mills, Harp, January 2005

AAHHRRROOOOUUUUU!!! All heads in a Chapel Hill, N.C. club jerk stageward as the frontman for L.A.'s latest punk export summons up an ear-splitting howl. Part ...

The Gun Club: Mother Juno

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2005

THE PASSING OF Jeffrey Lee Pierce in 1996 after a brain haemorrhage robbed the music world of a true original. A wildman psychobilly blues howler ...

Kid Congo Powers

Profile and Interview by Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, September 2006

THE LATE 1970s were a time of ignition. Punk rock set a fuse that burned through every aspect of the arts, and the lives of ...

Remembering Jeffrey, Not Jeffrey Lee Pierce

Sleevenotes by Don Snowden, Six Stream Sermon (Bang Records) , 2010

NOW, THE FIRST THING you should understand is that I never knew Jeffrey Lee Pierce. But I did know that same person as Jeffrey for ...

Locals Only: The Flesh Eaters and The Gun Club

Retrospective by Don Snowden, Rock's Backpages, July 2014

NO ONE ON the L.A. scene in 1981 got enough of the version of the Flesh Eaters featured on A Minute to Pray, A Second ...

see also Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds

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