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The Las Vegas Story
The Gun Club
The Las Vegas Story
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1984 album from the tribal Psychobilly Blues band fronted by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, including a bonus live CD. The Las Vegas Story was possibly the most complete and unrushed ...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Gun Club
Title: The Las Vegas Story
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sympathy 4 the R.I.
Release Date: 10/12/2004
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 790276074224

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1984 album from the tribal Psychobilly Blues band fronted by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, including a bonus live CD. The Las Vegas Story was possibly the most complete and unrushed Gun Club LP. Produced by Jeff Eyrich, this LP saw the band experiment more with covering show tunes like Gershwin's 'My Man's Gone Now' and a killer take on Pharaoh Sanders' 'The Creator Has A Master Plan'. Yet another raved about LP in the press, The Las Vegas Story was the icing on the cake in the Gun Clubs early carrier. This release features the album in all its glory plus a bonus CD featuring a complete live show of the band from 1984. Cooking Vinyl. 2009.

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Their masterpiece
N. D. Turner | York, England | 10/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A true gem of an album when it was released in 1984, it's re-release on cd is overdue and is a must for anyone even mildly curious about The Gun Club. Jeffrey Lee Pierce's unique, emotional, and beautifully discordant vocal style is showcased perfectly by the mainly Pierce-penned lyrics and musicians in this line-up(Kid Congo Powers and Patricia Morrison being the best known).The cover of Gerschwin's "My Mans Gone", will fail to move you only if you are made of stone, but the rest is guitar-led with instantly memorable rhythms, perfectly complemented by Kid Congo's slide and lead. Championed at the time of release by Debbie Harry, the cd name-checks Chris
Stein for his help in this re-release.The only minor complaint is that there is no reproduction of the lyrics in the inner sleeve,present on the vinyl release.This is USA rock at it's purest and finest, not contaminated by commercialism nor airbrushed production.An underrated classic, and one of my favourite albums of all time"
The best late night driving music....
Eschatology Today | Florida | 11/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you've ever had to walk down any dark and dangerous streets of America on a fullmoon night, filled with trash and burned out buildings, and you thought the moment deserved an eloquent tune -- this album will find a place in your heart.

Driving around E. St. Louis at night in the mid-80's looking for open liquor stores while looking at the decripted Gothic homes, I would crank this up...Walking with the Beast...the song's excellent rabid drums will forever live in my wasted, bitter youth -- reverberating a message that I've fallen from grace and maybe the devil was sitting in my car with me. Jeffery Lee Pierce and the Gun Club knew this world of small town madness and big city craziness. It's excellent Americana blues that will haunt you. Simply a classic. Yes, ghosts walk the abandoned homes of E.St. Louis and Alton, Illinois."
Classic
L. P. M. Benneker | Bunnik, The Netherlands | 10/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the best albums ever recorded. Great lyrics, great music. I'm so glad that this album is available again on CD by one of the best bands ever, and unfortunately one of the most underestimated as well."