The Gun Club Las Vegas Story on Colored Import 180g LP + Download
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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. Issued in 1984 on Chris Stein's (Blondie) Animal Records, The Gun Club's third album Las Vegas Story marked a significant change for the band and represented a shift away from the punk rock of their early days, and a step towards a more polished, alternative rock sound. Produced by Jeff Eyrich, the 10-track effort saw the band experiment more with covering show tunes like Gershwin's "My Man's Gone Now" (from Porgy And Bess) and a spooky, brooding rock read of Pharoh Sanders and Leon Thomas' "The Creator has a Master Plan." Yet another raved about album in the press the Las Vegas Story was the icing on the cake in the Gun Club's early career!