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The Gun Club: Death Party [reissue]Death Party [reissue] (2009)
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: JimmyNorvilleJimmyNorville
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The Gun Club played blues-y punk music in Los Angeles, Calif. in the ‘80s and their sound is much different than most punk bands'. The group’s Death Party EP starts off with “The House on Highland Avenue.” It’s a slow song with a great chorus of “There is no fire in your glass heart / There is no beating when you’re done / And one day you’re going to find out / What kind of monster you’ve become.” The next song, “The Lie,” is the weakest track of the EP with an overly repetitive lyrics, although song contains some emotionally driven singing. “The Light of the World” is much better, but the winner of longest song for the EP goes to the titular track, which comes in at almost six minutes. It's a little overly rough for me with lyrics slurred to a point where I can barely understand what singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce is singing. However there is some excellent guitar work on the song. The final track, “Come Back Jim,” has a driving beat from the get-go and Pierce’s singing includes some great yelps. The song is sung with an urgency that matches its beat.
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