The Gun Club Death Party EP on Import LP
Blues-punk legends The Gun Club formed in 1979 when singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce taught a young Kid Congo Powers to play guitar, injecting the Delta blues, rockabilly and '60s garage with their own amplified fury. The band's highly acclaimed Death Party EP was originally released in 1983 in between Miami (1982) and The Las Vegas Story (1984) and was produced by Chris Stein of Blondie for his record label Animal Records. Featuring a new band line up, the heavy sounding 5-track effort saw the Gun Club reach new heights with tracks like "The House on Highland Ave" and "Death Party." Notable new band member Jim Duckworth who had just finished his stint with Alex Chilton and Tav Falco's Panther Burns brought a new level of Stooges sounding guitar to the band here as well.