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Mother Juno - 2023 Reissue

    On DECEMBER 1st, BLIXA SOUNDS will release a Remastered Edition of Mother Juno, the classic 1987 album by punk blues legends The Gun Club

    This timeless album has been digitally re- mastered and comes in replicate packaging to the original release. Long out-of-print, this album has been on the collector's market since not long after first being released.

    This classic line- up only stayed together for this one album, featuring drummer Nick Sanderson (The Jesus and Mary Chain), as well as guitar from Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), bassist Romi Mori, and Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) providing lead guitar on the haunting "Yellow Eyes."

    The album was recorded under the guidance of producer Robin Guthrie, guitarist and co-founder of Cocteau Twins. Mother Juno is widely considered by many to be the swan song of the Gun Club discography.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Bill Bailey
    2. Thunderhead
    3. Lupita Screams
    4. Yellow Eyes
    5. The Breaking
    6. Hands
    7. Araby
    8. Hearts
    9. My Cousin Kim
    10. Port Of Souls

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    In My Room - 2023 Reissue

      Yes! It exists! Here are the unreleased recordings of what would have been the very last album of The Gun Club. Recorded in the very last period of the band, between 1991 and 1993, the studio recordings that Jeffrey Lee Pierce did with The Gun Club, with maximum quality and excellence of sound and presentation. What Jeffrey Lee Pierce exposes here is highest vocal and guitar performing, from sounds which remind us to Jimi Hendrix and Television, to truly intimate heartbreaking blues, going through soul and rock. Includes covers from The Who, Wilson Picket and more.

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      The Las Vegas Story - Super Deluxe Edition

        Blixa Sounds release a deluxe edition of The Las Vegas Story, the classic 1984 album by punk rock legends The Gun Club - This Deluxe Edition includes a second LP of the unearthed 1984 concert at Scorgie's in Rochester, NY, and a download link to previously unreleased footage – 1984 Home Movie: The Gun Club On The Road.

        The Las Vegas Story has been digitally remastered and comes in beautiful gatefold packaging. The Deluxe Editionof this classic 1984 album features extensive liner notes written by Gun Club members Terry Graham, Kid Congo Powers, and Patricia Morrison, as well as guest musicians Dave Alvin, Phast Phreddie Patterson, and producer Jeff Eyrich. The LP includes gatefold packaging and printed sleeves that feature rare Gun Club photography. This classic line-up only stayed together for this one album, featuring original drummer Terry Graham, as well as guitar from Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and bassist Patricia Morrison (Sisters Of Mercy). This is considered by many to be the most iconic Gun Club line-up and was only together for this one album and tour!

        TRACK LISTING

        The Las Vegas Story
        Walkin With The Beast
        Eternally Is Here / The
        Stranger In Our Town
        My Dreams
        The Master Plan
        My Man's Gone Now
        Bad America
        Moonlight Motel
        Give Up The Sun
        Secret Fires
        Brother And Sister
        Walkin' With The Beast
        Eternally Is Here
        The Stranger In Our Town
        Moonlight Motel 
        Like Calling Up Thunder
        Sleeping In Blood City
        Goodbye Johnny
        The House On Highland Avenue
        Give Up The Sun

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        Miami - Special Edition

          This Special Edition not only features a remastered version of the original classic album, but also includes a 2nd disc featuring the Miami demos.

          This classic 1982 album has been digitally re-mastered and comes in beautiful gatefold packaging with extensive liner notes and archival photos and other collectable images.

          The Gun Club recorded a few albums after Miami, but this one with the original band is the one that is considered their masterpiece!

          TRACK LISTING

          Album Tracklisting
          LP 1:

          Carry Home
          Like Calling Up Thunder
          Brother And Sister
          Run Through the Jungle
          Devil In The Woods
          Texas Serenade
          Watermelon Man
          Bad Indian
          John Hardy
          Fire Of Love
          Sleeping In Blood City
          Mother Of Earth

          LP 2:
          Carry Home (Demo)
          Like Calling Up Thunder (Demo)
          Brother And Sister (Demo)
          Run Through The Jungle (Demo)
          Devil In The Woods (Demo)
          Texas Serenade (Demo)
          Watermelon Man (Demo)
          Bad Indian (Demo)
          John Hardy (Demo)
          Fire Of Love (Demo)
          Sleeping In Blood City (Demo)
          Mother Of Earth (Demo)

          CD Tracklisting
          CD 1:

          Carry Home / Like Calling Up Thunder
          Brother And Sister
          Run Through the Jungle
          Devil In The Woods
          Texas Serenade
          Watermelon Man
          Bad Indian
          John Hardy
          Fire Of Love
          Sleeping In Blood City
          Mother Of Earth

          CD2:
          Carry Home (Demo)
          Like Calling Up Thunder (Demo)
          Brother And Sister (Demo)
          Run Through The Jungle (Demo)
          Devil In The Woods (Demo)
          Texas Serenade (Demo)
          Watermelon Man (Demo)
          Bad Indian (Demo)
          John Hardy (Demo)
          Fire Of Love (Demo)
          Sleeping In Blood City (Demo)
          Mother Of Earth (Demo)
          Walkin’ With The Beast (Demo
          Prune Dicks From Mars (Demo)
          Vampires (Demo) / Journey To Zatar (Demo)
          Blue Hair (Demo)
          Pig Boys (Demo)

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          Fire Of Love - 2022 Reissue

            Reissue of the legendary and unbeatable first Gun Club LP, originally released on Ruby Records in 1981.

            Jeffrey Lee Pierce - reggae enthusiast, heroin addict, and former president of the Blondie fan club - suffered a lonely, depressing death on March 31st, 1996 of a brain hemorrhage, after untold years of drug use and alcoholism. Why this event mattered much to anyone lay in a fantastic record by his band. The Gun Club recorded 16 years earlier, the masterful "Fire Of Love". A visionary and fierce moment in time when The Gun Club took the raw, dripping meat of shopworn delta blues and infused it with the energy and fire of the LA punk rock scene.

            Inspired by bands like X, Television, the Cramps, he met Kid Congo Powers (who will later play with Nick Cave and Cramps) and they formed the Creeping Ritual in 1979, soon to be renamed The Gun Club. Pierce was already a notorious drunk, exhibitionist, poet and fanboy. The Gun Club were quickly a dangerous new spoke on the spinning wheel of dynamic LA alt-culture. By 1980, Jeffrey Lee had moved into a deep reverence for Mississippi delta blues. The Gun Club paid more than passing homage: they wholeheartedly swiped complete riffs, words and attitude from the masters. Pierce participated in the great blues singer tradition by cobbling together distinct lines from other people's songs to create new ones. Snatches of Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Robert Johnson can be heard throughout this debut LP –released in 1981 on Slash’s Ruby Records.

            What makes "Fire Of Love" such a brilliant listen long after its time is that this blatant homage to the blues was amplified, energized and kicked into overdrive - in a new style that combined the ghostliness of the original model with a FAST, unwound and supremely energetic beat. The engineering feats of Pat Burnette contributed to that sound: he wielded his Quad-Teck studios like a weapon, and mastered some of the greatest sides in LA music history (such as Germs’ “GI”). Pure fullness of sound and the raw hot throb of records that were made to stand the test of time.

            From the immensely dark and aggressive sexuality of "Sex Beat", Gun Club's most recognizable number, to the fetishistic salute to fellow traveler Poison Ivy of The Cramps in “For The Love Of Ivy”, including the hellfire classic “She’s Like Heroin To Me”, a 2:33 masterpiece in which everything comes together; “Fire Of Love” is pure perfection. They would never reach this level again. No one would, either. "Fire of Love " stands among the greatest classics of Rock history, and shows the genius of the great Jeffrey, whose haunted singing has never been replaced. It proved out to be one of
            the most influential records of the 80’s, with countless musicians declaring their love for the Club. Can’t be recomended enough, this album is a real classic that has been criminally underrated. The beginning of a legend. Let's give the devil his due for this one, and ask him to take real good care of Jeffrey.



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