Anniversary Albums – THE GUN CLUB Released Their Second Longplayer ‘MIAMI’ 35 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history…

BAND: THE GUN CLUB fronted by the late, great Jeffrey Lee Pierce

ALBUM: MIAMI – second LP

RELEASED: 20 September 1982 – 35 years ago…

ALL MUSIC wrote: “This album was a favorite of virtually every critic. Going for a higher, more desolate sound, frontman and slide player Jeffrey Lee Pierce and his band were literally on fire. Pierce and company pull out all the roots and reveal them for what they are. 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. ‘Miami’ was given a rough go when it was issued
for its production. But in the bird’s-eye view of history its songs stack up, track for track
and continue to echo well into the night…”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Touching, tortured blues passion

THREE TOP TRACKS: Like Calling Up Thunder / The Fire Of Love / The Watermelon Man

* LIKE CALLING UP THUNDERgreat title, cool country blues feel

* THE FIRE OF LOVEsultry swagger

* THE WATERMELON MAN I can see and hear the ghost of Jim Morrison…

Album in full…
(#1 – #12)

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GUN CLUB: Biography – Discography


The late, great Jeffrey Lee Pierce…

2 comments

  1. Nick · September 22, 2017

    Remarkable album. Surprised Mother of Earth wasn’t suggested as the best song, but it is full of gems. More people should listen to it.

    Like

    • JL · September 22, 2017

      Yes, really hard to choose …

      Like

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