Devil's Gun

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"Devil's Gun"
Single by C. J. & Company
from the album Devil's Gun
B-side "Free to Be Me"
Released 1977 (1977)
Genre Disco
Length 3:17 (7" version)
7:14 (Album version)
Label Westbound
Songwriter(s) Barry Green, Ron Roker, Gerry Shury
Producer(s) Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey
C. J. & Company singles chronology
"Day Dreamer"
(1975)
"Devil's Gun"
(1977)
"We Got Our Own Thing"
(1977)
"Day Dreamer"
(1975)
"Devil's Gun"
(1977)
"We Got Our Own Thing"
(1977)

"Devil's Gun" is a 1977 song by C. J. & Company from the album of the same name. Along with the tracks "We Got Our Own Thing" and "Sure Can't Go to the Moon", the song went to number one for five weeks on the Billboard disco/dance chart.[1] The single also peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B chart.[2]

"Devil's Gun" was written by Barry Green (also known as Barry Blue), Ron Roker, and Gerry Shury and produced by Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey. The song is notable for being the first record played at the opening of Studio 54 on April 26, 1977, by DJ Richie Kaczor.[3]

The instrumental portions of "Devil's Gun" were featured prominently in the International version of Crocodile.

In 2016 the song was rediscovered due to its inclusion in The Get Down soundtrack.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 356. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 120. 
  3. ^ "Disco-Disco: A history of Studio 54".