The Gun Club
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||post-punk psychobilly punk garage rock rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Briefly known as Creeping Ritual, the Gun Club was formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1980. Led by vocalist Jeffrey Lee Pierce (27 June 1958, Montebello, California, USA, d. 31 March 1996, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), the band was initially completed by Kid Congo Powers (b. Brian Tristan; guitar), Rob Ritter (d. 1992, bass; ex-Bags) and Terry Graham (drums; ex-Bags). 1981s Fire Of Love established the units uncompromising style, which drew from delta blues and the psychobilly tradition of the Cramps. The set included anarchic cover versions of Robert Johnsons Preachin The Blues and Tommy Johnsons Cool Drink Of Water. Pierces own compositions followed a similar pattern. There would be some clumsy deep southisms in his early lyrics: Searching for niggers down in the dark, being one example, but generally most of Pierces lyrics were non-specific in their hate-mongering...