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The Gun Club


FOLLOWING on from last autumn’s majorly expanded reissue of Miami – read our piece on that, here – Blixa Sounds have now turned their fine archival attention to The Gun Club’s album from the year before – 40 years on now, their punk-blues debut Fire Of Love is getting the deluxe treatment and will be …

WHEN Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Brian Tristan first got together to form a band in Los Angeles in 1979, they were both fans; mega-fans. Jeffrey headed up the LA branch of the Blondie fan club; Brian, later better known as Kid Congo Powers, the Ramones fan club. But no one could’ve guessed, for all their …

One of the best live gigs I’ve seen over the past few years was Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds at the Spiegeltent in Sydney back in 2014. While aware of Kid Congo Power’s incredible C.V., I was not too familiar with Power’s new band and knew not what to expect. What I witnessed …