Sympathy For The Record Industry Records
GUN CLUB, THE "Las Vegas Story" LP
Part of a reissue campaign to reintroduce this criminally overlooked, seminal Los Angeles punk band. Although Pierce would reform and reignite the Gun Club up until his death, this release from 1984 marked the end of the original era. Including peculiar choices for covers by Pharoah Sanders and Gershwin, Las Vegas Story begins with a Bo Diddley drum beat and continues through a pastiche of styles and storylines that encapsulate the warped ideals of middle America.