Blues from a Gun

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"Blues from a Gun"
Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Automatic
B-side "Shimmer"
Released September 1989
Format 7", 10", 12", CD3
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:44 (Edit)
Label Blanco Y Negro
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"Sidewalking"
(1988)
"Blues from a Gun"
(1989)
"Head On"
(1989)

"Blues from a Gun" is a U.S. Modern Rock number-one hit from The Jesus and Mary Chain's album Automatic from 1989. It spent three weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was released in four different formats, including a 3" Mini CD single in a paper gatefold sleeve.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted.

7" (NEG41)
  1. "Blues from a Gun" - 4:43
  2. "Shimmer" - 2:45
10" (NEG41TE) Gatefold
  1. "Blues from a Gun" - 4:43
  2. "Shimmer" - 2:45
  3. "Penetration" - 2:46
  4. "Break Me Down" - 2:23
12" (NEG41T)
  1. "Blues from a Gun" - 4:43
  2. "Shimmer" - 2:45
  3. "Penetration" - 2:46
  4. "Subway" - 2:04
CD3 (NEG41CD)
  1. "Blues from a Gun" - 4:43
  2. "Shimmer" - 2:45
  3. "Penetration" - 2:46
  4. "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 2:31

Personnel[edit]

The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

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