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The Duane Peters Gunfight

The Duane Peters Gunfight: The Duane Peters GunfightThe Duane Peters Gunfight (2005)
Disaster Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: JanelleJJanelleJ
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Thank you, Duane Peters. Thank you. That's all I have to say after listening to the man's latest endeavor, the Duane Peters Gunfight. Why am I so unabashedly grateful? Well, first of all, this self-titled debut album is fresh and threatening; it's got bite and edge and passion and intensity and ball.
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Thank you, Duane Peters. Thank you. That's all I have to say after listening to the man's latest endeavor, the Duane Peters Gunfight. Why am I so unabashedly grateful? Well, first of all, this self-titled debut album is fresh and threatening; it's got bite and edge and passion and intensity and balls. Basically, all the characteristics rock'n'roll should possess. And how great is it to see this "old" (!) guy kicking the crap out of SO many of today's pathetic young bands that have been filed under this "punk" label (so much so that it's truly losing -- or has lost? -- its initial meaning. More on this topic anon…). Man, this guy knows what the hell's up. At least we still have some genuine personalities who are keeping the true meaning of punk and rock'n'roll alive.

Okay, so, yeah, Yours Truly also praised Mr. Peters' last work, 2004's Long Legs from one of his other projects, Die Hunns. Perhaps readers will think me biased or exhibiting sycophantic, obsequious behavior. Whatever, think what you must. And yeah, I'll refer to him as a Renaissance man too -- he IS after all, helming three bands at the moment (of course we cannot exclude street punk mainstays U.S. Bombs), running his own Disaster Records, and is an okay (!) skateboarder -- still going strong. But, now, for some more justification!

As with Die Hunns, the DP Gunfight is total rock'n'roll. Obviously, there's more to this band than Peters and no, we don't have the wonderful male/female vocal interplay that adds so much charm to Die Hunns, as Corey Parks isn't a part of this band, but we do have five other more-than-capable players in guitarists Gabe Schiavone, Michael Belfer, and Chad Spinx, as well as drummer Marcos Mora, and bassist Henry Trejo. But something similar to Die Hunns is the very cool gang vocals, as on songs like "War With You," the exceptional "Last Cowboy," "Smoke 'Em," "Yer Too Sensitive," et cetera…

Personal favorites presented here are the aforementioned opener "War With You" and "Hell Mary" with their socio-political commentaries, as well as "Last Cowboy" and "Yer Too Sensitive." These two pieces contain some of the most memorable guitar riffs on the record. The latter is a neat send-up on the "emo" trend in punk. No one's safe: Warped Tour (which is pretty funny seeing that Die Hunns were supposed to partake in `04 but had to cancel as Duane and Corey were expecting baby Clash), nor is Epitaph, which is referred to as -- ahem -- "Emotaph." Craziness. "Taking Back a Paragraph we'll name yer band, start suckin' up," Peters sneers in his distinctive voice. And "Last Cowboy" paints a picture -- sung in first person narrative -- of a man who was a "highway man robbing the coaches," a "gun slinger" and "horse thief" "wanted for train robbery, murder…bank robbery, cattle rustling." Meanwhile, "Smoke 'Em" decries the banning of smoking inside bars and the like. "Arrested me for fucking dope / You took away my fuckin' hope / They got my choices / Outlawed all my vices / And now they want my pack a smokes," the front-man laments.

The oddest song must be the finale, "Marry Me." Sounding like a drunken rant with Peters' exceedingly disjointed, disconcerting, kinda angry voice atop a lone country/Western-esque guitar, it's definitely the anomaly of the bunch and, at least to this reviewer, the weakest. But overall, some good stuff from the machine that is Duane Peters.

 

 
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Anonymous (December 6, 2005)

My Name Is Curt Smith I've been trying to reach Duane. We were in a band called Political Crap in Orange County California. I resentlly saw a picture of him in a magizine . I was blowen away i thought he was dead or close to it the last time we saw each other. I'm very happy for Duane. I'm hoping there is a way I can reach him. If someone could give him my address I would really be thankfull. Curt Smith 250 S. Main St. Apt F Lebanon, Oregon 97355 541- 258-5742
Thank you very much

Anonymous (November 16, 2005)

Holy shit! Janelle is back! Where the fuck have you been?

-Ken

Anonymous (November 16, 2005)

wow, someone's really got duane's cock lodged all the way down their throat.

Anonymous (November 16, 2005)

what is a "turing test"? Does that mean i'd fail a test in belgium?please elaorate

Anonymous (November 16, 2005)

This reviewer would fail a Turing test

You are a moron

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

"and corey tits too."

OH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH....................

housewrecker (November 15, 2005)

It's cool that a guy who was my favorite skater in the 80s then fronted a band I really liked in the 21st century...It would have broke my heart if his band sucked.

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

yeah, so, this was written a LONG ass time ago, and that might be misinformation - that die hunns didn't play warped. now i'm thinking they did?

i apologize for any errors
-janelle

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

great album
duane rocks
and corey tits too.

5 stars!

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

Iv'e always had a respect for Duane Peters, the US Bombs were my favourite band for a long time, and when the Hunns played my town they blew me away.

Xine (November 15, 2005)

Great review.
Duane is da man.

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

Welcome back, Janelle. And a great review to boot.

Ramo

Godfather (November 15, 2005)

score is for bud bundy's mullet

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

cool that there are punk reviews every now and then on this site

swingline (November 15, 2005)

this is straight in the vagina and duane peters is my hero.

Dante3000 (November 15, 2005)

One day Duane Peters is going to stop making music...And that day will cause me to cry like a little emo fat chick.
-Dante

gladimnotemo (November 15, 2005)

I don't think he runs Disaster - I think he just helps out with the bands and stuff. He doesn't run it...thank God. Still, he is the man.

iheartadam (November 15, 2005)

It's Duane Richards, back yet again, for more crap.

P.S. - Gaybuttsexanalpainjonesinmyass.

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

Janelle! Your back! Or were you never gone?

(insert joke about gays and sex in the butt...because thats all anyone talks about anymore)

Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

Ha, "emotaph" is like the name of the guy in the Mummy.

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