L.A. Guns (album)

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L.A. Guns
Studio album by L.A. Guns
Released January 4, 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Glam metal
Length 36:36
Label Vertigo
Producer Jim Faraci
L.A. Guns chronology
Collector's Edition No. 1
(1985)
L.A. Guns
(1988)
Cocked & Loaded
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

L.A. Guns is the first official full length album of the band L.A. Guns. This album was released in 1988. Following the success of the second album, Cocked & Loaded, this album reached gold status in the US.[2]

Despite appearing in the band photo and album credits, Steve Riley was not the drummer for the band during the recording of this album, having replaced his predecessor Nickey "Beat" Alexander between the recording and release of the album; also many of the songs were co-written by the band's previous vocalist Paul Black, although he was not credited on the album itself.

The album includes several remakes, including "Hollywood Tease" (previously done by singer Phil Lewis's old band Girl), and "Shoot For Thrills" (previously done by bass guitarist Kelly Nickels's old band Sweet Pain).

Torme, which was one of Phil Lewis's pre-L.A. Guns bands, had previously recorded a song titled "Sex Action", but they are two different songs with the same title. The L.A. Guns song of this name was featured on the NBC show Parks and Recreation in the episode "Tom's Divorce".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Mercy" (Guns/Cripps/Lewis/Alexander/Black) - 2:46
  2. "Sex Action" (Guns/Lewis/Black) - 3:39
  3. "One More Reason" (Guns/Lewis/Black) - 3:05
  4. "Electric Gypsy" (Guns/Lewis) - 3:23
  5. "Nothing to Lose" (Cripps/Lewis/Stoddard/Black) - 4:12
  6. "Bitch Is Back" (Guns/Cripps/Lewis/Black) - 2:51
  7. "Cry No More" (Instrumental) (Guns) - 1:17
  8. "One Way Ticket" (Guns/Black) - 4:17
  9. "Hollywood Tease" (Lewis/Collen) - 2:50 (Girl cover)
  10. "Shoot for Thrills" (Nickels) - 4:27 (Sweet Pain cover)
  11. "Down in the City" (Guns/Nickels) - 3:57
  12. "Winter's Fool"- (Japan bonus track) (Guns/Cripps/Lewis/Nickels/Riley/Black) - 3:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Allmusic review". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  2. ^ "RIAA searchable certification database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-12-13.