THE GUN CLUB - Ahmed's Wild Dream

THE GUN CLUB Ahmed's Wild Dream cd 1992 Solid 320 kbps
(The Creator Was A) Master Plan / Walkin' With The Beast / I Hear Your Heart Singin' / Another Country's Young / Sex Beat / Lupita Screams / Go Tell the Mountain / Preachin' The Blues / Stranger In Town / Goodbye Johnny / Port of Souls / Black Hole / Little Wing / Yellow Eyes.
This concert was recorded by VPRO radio in March 1992 in Utrecht, Holland, in the Tivoli club.
The Gun Club was: J. L. Pierce: guitar, vocals / R. Mori : bass, vocals / K. Congo: guitar / S. Fish: drums.
Tribal psychobilly blues is the best way to describe Gun Club's energetic death rock, but the band's career seemed doomed from the get-go due to leader Jeffrey Lee Pierce's reputation as an unreliable wildman, and well-publicized bouts of drunkenness dogged him throughout his career. Formed in Los Angeles in the early '80s, the band was vaguely aligned with similarly roots-inspired groups like X and the Blasters, but later picked up and relocated to the Lower East Side, resting more comfortably around the New York downtown set and Pierce's mentors, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Their 1981 debut, "Fire of love", was a punk-blues hybrid -- intense energy fueled Pierce's exorcism-in-progress delivery and the band's (Ward Dodson, guitar,Rob Ritter, bass; and Terry Graham, drums) frenetic style. Released in 1982, "Miami" had the band allied with Blondie's Stein at the boards. Pierce had once been the president of Blondie's U.S. fan club, which sparked the liaison. The 1985 EP "Death Party" is a swingin' piece of punkabilly with Dee Pop on drums and Jim Duckworth of Panther Burns on guitar. For "Last Vegas Story" in 1984, the Club won over guitarist Kid Congo Powers from the Cramps and Patricia Morrison (The Bags) on bass, and it looked as if that was that when -- save for some live recordings and posthumous releases -- Pierce launched his solo career in 1985 with the EP "Flamingo" and the "Wildweed" album for the Statick label. But it wasn't quite over; in 1987 Pierce came back with a realigned Club and the album "Mother Tuno" (Fundamental), which earned them a wider following than ever. In 1996, after drying out, but suffering from persistent health problems, Pierce passed away from a brain hemorrhage. Morrison went on to play with the Sisters of Mercy, Powers in his own lounge group, and Dodson formed the Pontiac Brothers. An album featuring Gun Club in concert," Larger Than Life", appeared from Last Call Records in 2008.
The first live Gun Club release in some years, "Ahmed's wild dream" concentrates on material from later efforts like "Mother Juno" and "Pastoral Hide & Seek", although the group occasionally dips into its past to tackle songs like "Sex Beat" and "Preaching the Blues." Source

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THE GUN CLUB "Ahmed's Wild Dream" 320 kbps + covers

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planckzoo a dit…

Thanks, this is a nice Gun Club live set, it is great to see you sharing

Roberto a dit…

Wow, amazing bootleg man, the band and Jeffrey in top form, great versions, amazing sound. Wow...this was such a kickass band live...thanks!