Miami (The Gun Club album)

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Studio album by The Gun Club
Released September 20, 1982
Recorded June 1982
Blank Tape Studios, New York
Genre Punk blues, Post-punk, roots rock
Length 39:33
Label Animal Records (original release)
I.R.S. Records (1991 US reissue)
Sympathy for the Record Industry (2004 US reissue)
Cooking Vinyl (2009 European reissue)
Producer Chris Stein
The Gun Club chronology
Fire of Love
Death Party EP
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Mojo 4/5 stars[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
Uncut 4/5 stars[4]

Miami is the second album by punk blues group The Gun Club, released in 1982.[5]

Debbie Harry appears as a backing singer on various tracks on the album under the pseudonym "D.H. Laurence Jr."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jeffrey Lee Pierce except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Carry Home"
  2. "Like Calling Up Thunder"
  3. "Brother and Sister"
  4. "Run Through the Jungle" (John Fogerty)
  5. "A Devil in the Woods"
  6. "Texas Serenade"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Watermelon Man" (Ward Dotson, Jeffrey Lee Pierce)
  2. "Bad Indian"
  3. "John Hardy" (Traditional; arranged by Jeffrey Lee Pierce)
  4. "The Fire of Love" (Jody Reynolds, Stordivant Sonya)
  5. "Sleeping in Blood City"
  6. "Mother of Earth"


  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce - vocals, guitar, piano, background vocals on "Watermelon Man", lead guitar on "Run Through the Jungle" and "John Hardy"
  • Ward Dotson - lead guitar, background vocals on "Watermelon Man"
  • Terry Graham - drums
  • Rob Ritter - bass
  • D.H. Laurence Jr. - backing vocals
  • Walter Steding - fiddle on "Watermelon Man"
  • Chris Stein - producer, bongos on "Watermelon Man"
  • Mark Tomeo - steel guitar on "Texas Serenade" and "Mother of Earth"
  • Joe Arlotta - session engineer
  • Butch Jones - mixing engineer


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Miami". Allmusic. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ columnist. "The Gun Club: Miami". Mojo: 114. 
  3. ^ columnist. "The Gun Club: Miami". Q: 131. 
  4. ^ columnist. "The Gun Club: Miami". Uncut: 149. 
  5. ^ Green, Jim; Sprague, David (2007). "Gun Club". Trouser Press. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 

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