The Gun Club - Death Party - Alt Rock Punk Red Vinyl LP

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The Gun Club - Death Party


Label: Sympathy For The Record Industry
Cat#: SFTRI741
Format: Vinyl, LP, EP, Reissue, Remastered, Red
Country: US
Released: 2004
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock, Indie Rock


Tracklist


A1 The House On Highland Avenue
A2 The Lie
Bass – Jeffrey Lee Pierce
A3 The Light Of The World
A4 Death Party
A5 Come Back Jim
Live: Radio Geneva: March 1983



B1 Strange Fruit
Written-By – Lewis Allan
B2 Fire Of Love
B3 The House On Highland Avenue
B4 Death Party


Companies etc

Recorded At – Blank Tape Studios

Credits

Backing Vocals, Voice [Screams] – Texacala Jones
Bass – Jimmy Joe Uliana (tracks: A1, A3 To A5), Patricia Morrison (tracks: B1 To B4)
Cover [Artwork] – Clayton Clark
Drums, Percussion – Dee Pop
Engineer – Joe Arlotta
Layout – David Storey
Lead Guitar – Jim Duckworth
Mastered By [For Vinyl] – David Cheppa
Photography By [Jeffrey Lee Pierce] – Phil Marino
Photography By [Jim Duckworth] – Lil Brock
Producer – Chris Stein, J.L. Pierce
Remastered By [Digitally] – John Vestman
Vocals, Piano, Guitar – Jeffrey Lee Pierce
Written-By – Jeffrey Lee Pierce (tracks: A1 To A5, B2 To B4)

Notes
Recorded at Blank Tapes Studio, 1983
Digitally remastered July 2004

Originally released in 1983 on Animal Records - Catalog#: 600 804.
Live on Radio Geneva (March 1983) was added on side two.



Presented for the first time ever on LP, the DEATH PARTY EP has long been the holy grail for fans of The Gun Club. Although a poorly recorded semi-bootleg live album was issued years ago deceivingly sporting the same title, this Sympathy For The Record Industry release is (finally!) the real thing.

Quickly recorded and released following MIAMI, The Gun Club's second album, the five songs on DEATH PARTY are remarkably consistent with that underrated work, despite the fact that Jeffrey Lee Pierce utilized a completely different and short-lived band lineup for the EP. All the tracks here are powerful, grim tales of despair, drug addiction, deviant sex, and death.

Fans seem to agree that the band this time around consisted of strictly routine musicians but if that's truly the case than the superb songwriting balances everything out. "The Lie" and "The House On Highland Ave" are two of Pierce's most searing rockers, and the title track is white-hot, scruffy and hypnotically repetitious.

The LP is augmented by seven live tracks taken from France's RADIO GENEVA program, including versions of three DEATH PARTY songs (most notably "Death Party" itself) and a totally raucous "Fire of Love".


The Gun Club - Death Party

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The Gun Club - Strange Fruit

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The Gun Club - The Lie

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THE GUN CLUB - FIRE OF LOVE

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Sympathy For The Record Industry