To say the Gun Club were an influential band is an epic understatement. The majority of alt-country, psychobilly and punk rock has been filtered through the lens of "Fire of Love." Simply put, this record changed the course of music history. Originally released on Ruby Records, a small imprint of Los Angeles based Slash Records in 1981 "Fire of Love" sold well and received excellent critical acclaim. At times chaotic and at other languid and spacious "FIre of Love" wraps Jeffrey Lee Pierce's twisted and revered poetry around the blues, country, rockabilly and punk rock.