FIRE OF LOVE
THE GUN CLUB
A1: SEX BEAT (2:45); A2: PREACHING THE BLUES (3:58); A3: PROMISE ME (2:35); A4: SHE IS LIKE HEROIN TO ME (2:33); A5: FOR THE LOVE OF IVY (5:31); A6: FIRE SPIRIT (2:52).
B1: GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY (2:43); B2: JACK ON FIRE (4:40); B3: BLACK TRAIN (2:11); B4: COOL DRINK OF WATER (6:10); B5: GOODBYE JOHNNY (3:41).
CATEGORY: TRASH ROCK | DURATION: 40 MINUTES
What the Cramps did to rockabilly The Gun Club did to the blues on Fire Of Love, refracting it through a punk prism to stage a final, short-lived comeback as a galvanised corpse pumped full of whiskey and drugs, dredged from the swamp at midnight. Like the voodoo rites depicted on the album’s cover, this resurrection only works once; nonetheless, The Gun Club’s formula has since been repeated over and over with diminishing returns. Get the unbeatable original.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”