Blues from a Gun

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"Blues from a Gun"
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Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Automatic
B-side"Shimmer"
ReleasedSeptember 1989
Format7", 10", 12", CD3
GenreAlternative rock
Length4:44 (Edit)
LabelBlanco Y Negro
Songwriter(s)William Reid, Jim Reid
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 was released in four different formats, including a 3" Mini CD single in a paper gatefold sleeve.

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached number 32 in the UK single charts,[1] and three weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart [2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted [3]

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ www.billboard.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ www.discogs.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.

External links[edit]