The Las Vegas Story (album)

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The Las Vegas Story
Studio album LP by The Gun Club
Released June 1984
Recorded March–April 1984
Ocean Way Studios
Hollywood, California
Genre Post-punk
Length 38:43
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 Jeff Eyrich
The Gun Club chronology
Death Party EP
The Las Vegas Story
Mother Juno
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Mojo 4/5 stars[2]

The Las Vegas Story is the third studio album by punk blues group The Gun Club, released in 1984.[3] This album saw the return of founding member and lead guitarist Kid Congo Powers, after a three year stint with The Cramps. The album was dedicated to Debbie Harry "for her love, help and encouragement."

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Jeffrey Lee Pierce; except where indicated

  1. "The Las Vegas Story"
  2. "Walkin' with the Beast"
  3. "Eternally Is Here"
  4. "The Stranger in Our Town"
  5. "My Dreams"
  6. "The Master Plan" (Leon Thomas, Pharoah Sanders)
  7. "My Man's Gone Now" (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin)
  8. "Bad America"
  9. "Moonlight Motel"
  10. "Give Up the Sun"
  11. "Secret Fires" (originally only on cassette version)


  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce – vocals, guitars, bells, musical tube, montage and piano on "The Master Plan"
  • Kid Congo Powers – excessive feedback, guitar and slide guitar, whirling whirlies, maracas and ancient mutterings
  • Patricia Morrison – bass, backing vocals, maracas and Bacardi
  • Terry Graham – bass drum, snare drum, tom-toms, floor tom, hi-hat and cymbals
  • Mustang Dave Alvin – lead guitar on "Eternally Is Here" and "The Stranger in Our Town"

Engineered by Mark Ettel
Assistant engineer: Judy Clapp
Gillian Titus - art direction, design


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Las Vegas Story". Allmusic. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ columnist. "The Gun Club: The Las Vegas Story". Mojo: 112. 
  3. ^ Green, Jim; Sprague, David (2007). "Gun Club". Trouser Press. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 

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