"Lucky Jim's a bit crap though"no it isn't. it is one of the great last albums. like nirvana's unplugged.
― alex in mainhattan, Friday, 6 August 2010 12:42 (six years ago) Permalink
coming after pastoral hide & seek and divinity I thought lucky jim was a drop in quality for sure
― gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Friday, 6 August 2010 12:56 (six years ago) Permalink
want to give some special extra shine since nobody seems to really talk much about it, but damn, the las vegas story is something else. totally engrossing, lynchian subversive america shit. i'll take that record over ANY psychobilly album ever recorded including the whole of the cramps catalogue
― you sleazy prostitute (jk), Friday, 7 January 2011 04:25 (six years ago) Permalink
Jose Esteban Muñoz, "Calling Up Thunder: The Gun Club and the Punk Rock Commons"
EMP Pop Conference presentation scheduled for March 25th
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:41 (five years ago) Permalink
"Calling Up Thunder: The Gun Club and the Punk Rock Commons"
What does that even mean?
Anyway, been listening to Miami lately and it's really good. I am new to this band.
― the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 06:24 (five years ago) Permalink
Google tells me that Munoz is an NYU professor who listened to the Gun Club, Germs and other LA bands when he was younger, and he writes about that in his book Cruising utopia: the then and there of queer futurity . I still do not know what the "calling up thunder" phrase refers to.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:11 (five years ago) Permalink
It's a Gun Club song title. The "Punk Rock Commons" is what I don't quite get.
― the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:24 (five years ago) Permalink
i think it just means punk-rock's tropes & shared values etc in this instancehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_commons
― quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:46 (five years ago) Permalink
I guess drummer Graham has still not gotten his book published yet, although the kickstarter financing was successful.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:11 (five years ago) Permalink
The lyrics to "Jack on Fire" (posted way upthread) reminds me of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian".
― Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:44 (five years ago) Permalink
I will fuck you till you die
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:45 (five years ago) Permalink
Like the judge
― Mule, Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:10 (five years ago) Permalink
Interesting, hadn't known this existed as video until earlier today. Am assuming it's the source of the image herehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Party-Gun-Club/dp/B0002DRKYY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329434582&sr=8-2and here http://www.discogs.com/Gun-Club-Love-Supreme/release/913496
Rob Ritter departed, to reappear in 45 Grave. Patricia Morrison brought in as his replacement. She stayed in the band until they split at the end of '84, but wasn't in New York when Tex & The Horseheads recording session ran short and Death Party was recorded. Jim Uliana was, so is on that but wasn't in the band.
Not sure if the video is the same gig as the recording on the 2 discs pictured above. Love the garage rock take on A Love Supreme on them. The lp of that title is 1/2 of what's on that Death Party disc. The other half was released as Sex Beat '81.The 2 lps were released when Terry Graham and Ward Dotson sold the tapes to a European record label cos they were making no money from being in the band.
The video is from around the time Miami was released but Rob Ritter was already gone by the time that came out hence his face not being on the cover and his weird sleeve billing. I think that record has one of my favourite covers ever which I find almost synaesthetic to the record inside. not sure too many would. But I find a record that was recorded in a cramped NYC studio fills my head with visions of wide open plains as well as swamp fronds. Love the psychedelic touches, the swirls of pedal steel guitar etc. One of my all-time favourite records.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 16 February 2012 23:36 (five years ago) Permalink
great interview with Nick Cave about his friendship with Pierce:
― lorde willin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 6 November 2013 17:02 (three years ago) Permalink
So sad re Pierce's medical issues
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 17:27 (three years ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Still don't see via google any sign that his "Punk Like Me" book has been published
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 17:33 (three years ago) Permalink
No no sign of Tery Graham's book and he's said that he couldn't get it printed for the money raised or something to that effect, not apologised to anybody who sent him money through Kickstarter and no sign of the book.
There have been a load of bootlegs of the band in various incarnations upped to various places over the years. & Hellione's dvds of their tv appearances etc have been good watching. I think the official dvds are also still in print. THe 2 from manchester & the from Spain at least.
JLP put out a book called Go Tell The Mountain which conssisted of reminiscences and a load of lyrics, think it was through Rollins's imprint. I should have it around somewhere but need to be more organised.
& I think most of the lps are in print on cd. Plus some other unreleased at the time stuff. Oh & there have been 2 reasonably successful tribute sets covering various songs he wrote.
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 17:58 (three years ago) Permalink
Forgot The Ghost On The Highway bio film too.Think I get credited on that too.
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink
NC:" I think Henry Rollins might have been there as well actually. Jeffrey and I sat around and took loads of drugs and watched Henry do push-ups. "
Best drug story EVAH
― chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 18:02 (three years ago) Permalink
and this book
Interview courtesy of Gene Temesy to be used in his upcoming book documenting the history of The Gun Club. Used with permission.‘The Journey Is Long’
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 18:04 (three years ago) Permalink
That should be in every scared straight program in the world.
"If you do drugs eventually you will just watch people exercise"
― chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 18:05 (three years ago) Permalink
damn man didn't know about this. want one. demos of mother juno without all the cocteau action. really need to hear demo port of souls. can't buy records right now but will buy this when i can.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 14:47 (four months ago) Permalink
hmmmm, does sound intriguing but...
Limited edition release of early recordings of the Mother Juno album, recorded in Berlin. Gatefold sleeve. Limited to 500 copies.
Vinyl issue of the Flow Records bonus CD with their 2006 reissue of the "Mother Juno" album.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 14:56 (four months ago) Permalink
ah, so maybe i just need that. good looking out, curmudgeon.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 15:27 (four months ago) Permalink
I have it. It's pretty good but I still prefer the Cocteau frills that Guthrie provided.
― Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 21:02 (four months ago) Permalink
one of my favorite bands of all time, and they make it work, but I would wager actual money that JLP was legitimately tone deaf -- could not carry any actual melody, and that his style develops because of that pretty harsh formal restriction. there is not one song in the discography where he's consonant with the tonic anywhere. this is especially notable in "yellow eyes."
― though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 21:07 (four months ago) Permalink
best voice. the most soulful of bobcat goldthwait impersonators. and 4000% times better than that horror show jack white. and better than frank black too. as far as pretenders to the death rock throne go.
i like the cocteau frills too! it's one of my favorite records. i just like the idea of hearing different studio versions.
― scott seward, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 23:42 (four months ago) Permalink
Hadn't seen this before Kid shared it on Facebook. Looks like it was only upped to youtube last night.Las Vegas Story line up of GC joined onstage by Bryan Gregory who Kid, at that point another Brian, had replaced in the Cramps. Though I think there were possibly a few short term guitarists between as can be seen in Urgh a Music War.
Not sure how frequently the Gun Club played this song. there is a version released on The Birth< The Death, The Ghost which was recorded before Brian Tristan left the band the first time.
I had thought the song was called Bo Diddley's A Gunslinger but it looks like that's the original lp title and the song is just Gunslinger on it.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:40 (four months ago) Permalink
― Stevolende, Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:41 (four months ago) Permalink
I've got that playing on another tab and it doesn't seem to be appearing on here.Gun Club Gunslinger is what it's down as on youtube if it stays up thereCleveland 1984-8-16
― Stevolende, Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:44 (four months ago) Permalink
Try that one more time
― Stevolende, Thursday, 3 November 2016 21:47 (four months ago) Permalink