Sunday, 17 June 2012

The Gun Club - Danse Kalinda Boom (Live in Pandora's Box)


I first bought this album in '85 or '86 having read something in NME about Jeffrey Lee Pierce and his self-destructive ways.  I made the purchase at the local record shop in Bishop Auckland, Brothertons Music, at the time an old fashioned place that also sold sheet music.  David, the shop assistant always wore a suit and the other assistant, Ruby, was good friends with my grandmother.  Strange that this dusty place should have held so many weird and wonderful records and played such a crucial part in my musical education.  I would regularly spend my paper round money in there and around the same time I bought Captain Beefheart's Safe as Milk on cassette and Fresh by Sly and the Family Stone.

In the mid '90s when I moved South, many of my records were sold and this was one of those that went, but its also long been one of the records that I regretted selling so I was very pleased to find it again recently, and you'll be pleased too as I'm now able to share it here.

The Gun Club were a seminal '80s blues-punk band who, despite a number of line-up changes, managed to channel the spirits of all the dead outlaw rock 'n' rollers through their primal rockabilly howl.  This is a stunning live recording of a band at the height of their powers.  This line-up sees The Cramps' Kid Congo Powers taking most of the lead guitar and Patricia Morrison (later of the Sisters of Mercy) on bass duty.  The performances are electric from start to finish.

Here's some live footage from 1984:


Tracklist:

01 Eternally Is Here        
02 Bad America        
03 Stranger In Town        
04 Gila Monster, New Mexico / Preaching Blues        
05 Sleeping In Blood City        
06 Goodbye Johnny        
07 Give Up The Sun

Get it HERE.

6 comments:

icastico said...

Love it. Thanks. Haven't heard this one.

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Mr Tear said...

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have been enjoying it.
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Kurt said...

Thanks for posting this. Live Gun Club always welcome.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Thanks muchly!

Tamar said...

A verified rumor right now is that Jim Duckworth, Gun Club's overheated guitarist is in a new cool group that's not too far off the original path. They're called Buffalo Jack and The Parlor Snakes. First CD out very soon. I heard one track and LOVE IT!