Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood

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Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Volbeat-GG&CB.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 September 2008
Recorded2008
Length48:23
Label
ProducerJacob Hansen
Volbeat chronology
Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil
(2007)
Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
(2008)
Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
(2010)
Singles from Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
  1. "Maybellene I Hofteholder"
    Released: 2008
  2. "Mary Ann's Place"
    Released: 2008
  3. "We"
    Released: 2008
  4. "Still Counting"
    Released: 11 May 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone[1]
Terrorizer (Nov 2008)
World of Music[2]

Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood is the third studio album by Danish rock band Volbeat, released on 1 September 2008. It reached the #1 position on both the Danish and Finnish album charts, staying on the former for 35 consecutive weeks, while also briefly reappearing on it in 2014.[3] The album also charted highly in several other countries.[3] Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood is the follow-up to Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil, which achieved platinum status in Denmark, and cemented Volbeat's popularity in Denmark as well as increasing their popularity in nearby countries considerably.

Singles[edit]

Several songs were released as singles from the album: "Maybellene I Hofteholder",[4] "Mary Ann's Place",[5] and "We".[6] Maybellene I Hofteholder proved to be very successful in Volbeat's home country of Denmark, remaining on the Danish charts for 12 weeks and eventually reaching #5. A music video was also produced for the song.

The album's second single, Mary Ann's Place, also charted in Denmark; though it was not as successful as the previous single, only reaching #35 on the Danish charts and staying for 3 weeks.[5] The song is notable for continuing the story line of the Ness family, which began on the band's debut album with the songs "Danny & Lucy (11 PM)", and "Fire Song", and was continued on the band's previous album with the song "Mr. & Mrs. Ness". Mary Ann's Place would prove to be the final entry in the story until the song "You Will Know" on Volbeat's 6th studio album, Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie, released nearly 8 years later.[7] A music video was also produced for the song, which chronicles the aforementioned story from the beginning.[8]

The song "We" was also released as a single and a music video was also produced for it,[9] but the song failed to chart.[6]

Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood features 14 new tracks, including a Jimmy Work cover as a bonus track on all editions (the song, "Making Believe", was also recorded by Social Distortion on their Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell album but was originally written and performed by Jimmy Work. Volbeat's cover was based on the version by Social Distortion.). Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme which will be continued on future records, the artwork is also based on this storyline. Cover and Artwork By Karsten Sand. The album was recorded in Hansen Studios of Jacob Hansen, who also produced the two previous records.

"Still Counting" would reappear on Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. On 21 July 2012, "Still Counting" was the number one song on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Michael Poulsen, except for where noted [10].

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Intro (End of the Road)" 1:05
2."Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" 3:08
3."Back to Prom"Poulsen, Bredahl1:51
4."Mary Ann's Place" (feat. Pernille Rosendahl of The Storm) 3:41
5."Hallelujah Goat"Poulsen, Larsen3:30
6."Maybellene i Hofteholder" 3:20
7."We"Poulsen, Larsen, Kjølholm & Bredahl3:46
8."Still Counting"Poulsen, Larsen, Kjølholm & Bredahl4:21
9."Light a Way" 4:42
10."Wild Rover of Hell"Poulsen, Larsen3:42
11."I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"Hank Williams3:21
12."A Broken Man and the Dawn"Poulsen, Larsen4:44
13."Find That Soul"Poulsen, Larsen, Kjølholm & Bredahl3:43
14."Making Believe"Jimmy Work3:29
Danish bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Soulweeper#2 (Live)"Poulsen4:30
15."Rebel Monster (Live)"Poulsen, Larsen, Kjølholm, Gottschalk3:45

Personnel[edit]

Volbeat

Chart positions[edit]

Country Peak position
Danish album chart 1
Finnish album chart 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[11] 3× Platinum 60,000double-dagger
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[12] Gold 10,195[12]
Germany (BVMI)[13] Gold 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[14] Gold 20,000double-dagger

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolling Stone review
  2. ^ "musik angehört". WOM magazin (in German). World of Music (September 08): 2t.
  3. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "danishcharts.dk - Danish charts portal". danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "danishcharts.dk - Volbeat - Maybellene i hofteholder". danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  5. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "danishcharts.dk - Volbeat - Mary Ann's Place". danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  6. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "danishcharts.dk - Volbeat - We". danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  7. ^ Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie liner notes. p. 16. This song (You Will Know) ends the story from past songs like Danny & Lucy (11PM), Fire Song, Mr. and Mrs. Ness and Mary Ann's place
  8. ^ mascotlabelgroup (2014-11-26), Volbeat - Mary Ann's Place (Official Video), archived from the original on 2021-12-21, retrieved 2017-01-25
  9. ^ Mascot Records (2009-04-28), Volbeat - We (Official Video), archived from the original on 2021-12-21, retrieved 2017-01-25
  10. ^ BMI Entry
  11. ^ "Danish album certifications – Volbeat – Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood". IFPI Danmark. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Volbeat" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  13. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Volbeat; 'Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  14. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2010" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-17. Retrieved 1 June 2022.