L.A. Guns discography

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L.A. Guns discography
LA Guns 2015.jpg
L.A. Guns performing in 2015.
Studio albums12
Live albums9
Compilation albums13
Video albums6
Music videos25
EPs4
Singles27

The discography of L.A. Guns, an American hard rock band, consists of fourteen studio releases (twelve original studio albums, two cover album and one re-recording album), nine live albums, 13 compilation albums, four extended plays, 27 singles, six video albums and 25 music videos. After some early lineup changes, the group – consisting of vocalist Phil Lewis, lead guitarist Tracii Guns, rhythm guitarist Mick Cripps, bassist Kelly Nickels and drummer Nickey Alexander – signed with PolyGram and released its self-titled debut album in 1988.[1] It reached number 50 on the US Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[2][3] Alexander was replaced by Steve Riley,[1] and the 1989 follow-up Cocked & Loaded reached number 38 on the Billboard 200.[2] The single "The Ballad of Jayne" gave L.A. Guns its debut on the Hot 100, reaching number 33.[4]

Hollywood Vampires, released in 1991, reached number 42 on the Billboard 200.[2] Three of the album's four singles charted on the Mainstream Rock chart,[5] and "It's Not Over Now" charted at number 62 on the Hot 100.[4] After the band's fourth album Vicious Circle failed to chart in the US,[2] L.A. Guns was dropped by PolyGram and went through a number of lineup changes, with Lewis, Cripps and Nickels leaving in 1995.[1] The band continued to issue new albums throughout the 1990s, with limited commercial success.[1] The group also went through a long line of personnel changes: 1996's American Hardcore featured new vocalist Chris Van Dahl and bassist Johnny Crypt,[6] the 1998 EP Wasted featured Crypt and vocalist Ralph Saenz,[7] and 1999's Shrinking Violet featured Crypt and vocalist Jizzy Pearl.[8]

The classic lineup of Lewis, Guns, Cripps, Nickels and Riley reunited in 1999 to record Cocked & Re-Loaded, a new version of the group's second album.[9] 2001's Man in the Moon featured Mark "Muddy Stardust" Dutton on bass,[10] and 2002's Waking the Dead was recorded by a four-piece lineup of Lewis, Guns, Riley and Adam Hamilton, after which founding member Guns left the band.[1] After three albums without the guitarist, Lewis and Guns reunited for the first time since 2002 in 2016.[1] In 2017 the band released The Missing Peace, which reached number 16 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart and number 12 on the Independent Albums chart.[11][12] The Devil You Know is set to be released as the album's follow-up in March 2019.[13]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
US
Hard

[11]
US
Indie

[12]
US
Sales

[14]
US
Taste

[15]
CAN
[16]
JPN
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
UK
Rock

[20]
L.A. Guns 50 88 67 73
Cocked & Loaded
  • Released: August 22, 1989
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
38 23 45
Hollywood Vampires
  • Released: June 25, 1991
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
42 42 20 28 44
Vicious Circle
  • Released: October 4, 1994
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, CS
58 13
American Hardcore
Shrinking Violet
  • Released: June 1, 1999
  • Label: Perris
  • Format: CD
Man in the Moon
  • Released: April 24, 2001
  • Label: Spitfire
  • Format: CD
Waking the Dead
  • Released: August 20, 2002
  • Label: Spitfire
  • Format: CD
Tales from the Strip
  • Released: August 16, 2005
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • Format: CD
Hollywood Forever
  • Released: June 5, 2012
  • Label: Deadline
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
25
The Missing Peace
  • Released: October 13, 2017
  • Label: Frontiers
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
16 12 52 21 114 18
The Devil You Know
  • Released: March 29, 2019
  • Label: Frontiers
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
10 45 15 179 12
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

Cover albums[edit]

List of cover albums
Title Album details
Rips the Covers Off
  • Released: April 27, 2004
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • Format: CD
Covered in Guns
  • Released: February 23, 2010
  • Label: Frontiers
  • Formats: CD

Re-recording albums[edit]

List of re-recording albums
Title Album details
Cocked & Re-Loaded
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • Format: CD

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart position
Title Album details Peak
JPN
[17]
Live! Vampires
(released in Japan only)
  • Released: March 16, 1992
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Format: CD
91
Live! A Night on the Strip
  • Released: February 8, 2000
  • Label: Deadline
  • Format: CD
Loud & Dangerous: Live from Hollywood
  • Released: September 12, 2006
  • Label: Shrapnel
  • Format: CD
Hellraiser's Ball: Caught in the Act
  • Released: June 17, 2008
  • Label: Dream Catcher
  • Format: CD
Extended Versions
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
Acoustic Gypsy Live
Boston 1989
  • Released: November 18, 2014
  • Label: Deadline
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
Toronto 1990
  • Released: March 17, 2015
  • Label: Deadline
  • Formats: CD, DL
Made in Milan
  • Released: March 23, 2018
  • Label: Frontiers
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

Compilations[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Best Of: Hollywood a Go-Go
(released in Japan only)
  • Released: April 5, 1996
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
Hollywood Rehearsal
(released in Japan only)
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Digital Uni
  • Format: CD
Greatest Hits and Black Beauties
  • Released: June 1, 1999
  • Label: Deadline
  • Format: CD
Black City Breakdown (1985–1986)
(credited to Paul Black's L.A. Guns)
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Black City
  • Format: CD
Ultimate L.A. Guns
  • Released: September 3, 2002
  • Label: Deadline
  • Format: CD
Fully Loaded: Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • Label: Direct Source
  • Format: CD
Hollywood Raw: The Original Sessions
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Deadline
  • Format: 2CD
The Best of L.A. Guns
  • Released: April 12, 2005
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD
Black List
(credited to Paul Black's L.A. Guns)
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Black City
  • Format: CD
Sex, Booze N' Tattoos
  • Released: November 20, 2007
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • Format: LP
'86 Demo Sessions
  • Released: June 2, 2009
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • Format: LP
Riot on Sunset: The Best Of
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Deadline
  • Format: LP
A Fistful of Guns: Anthology 1985–2012
  • Released: February 3, 2017
  • Label: Deadline
  • Formats: 2CD, DL

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title EP details
Collector's Edition No. 1
Holiday Foreplay
  • Released: November 1991
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD
Cuts
  • Released: December 2, 1992
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, CS
Wasted
  • Released: September 15, 1998
  • Label: StandBack
  • Format: CD
Another Xmas in Hell
  • Released: December 6, 2019
  • Label: Frontiers Records
  • Format: CD

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Chart peaks Album
US
[4]
US
Main.

[5]
UK
[19]
"Electric Gypsy" 1988 L.A. Guns
"One More Reason"
"Sex Action"
"Rip and Tear" 1989 47 Cocked & Loaded
"Never Enough"
"The Ballad of Jayne" 33 25 53
"I Wanna Be Your Man"
"Malaria"
"Kiss My Love Goodbye" 1991 16 Hollywood Vampires
"Some Lie 4 Love" 48 61
"Over the Edge"
"It's Over Now" 62 25
"Long Time Dead" 1994 Vicious Circles
"Face Down"
"Killing Machine"
"Man in the Moon" 2001 Man in the Moon
"Crazy Bitch" 2007 Bumps & Rails
"Let It Rock" 2008 non-album single
"Araña Negra (Black Spider)" 2012 Hollywood Forever
"Gorgeous Georgie" 2014 Singles Going Home Alone #1
"Speed" 2017 The Missing Peace
"Sticky Fingers"
"Christine"
"Baby Gotta Fever"
"No Mercy" (live) 2018 Made in Milan
"Speed" (live)
"Stay Away" 2019 The Devil You Know
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart position and certifications
Title Album details Peak Certifications
US
[21]
One More Reason 19
Love, Peace & Geese
  • Released: October 1990
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Format: VHS
23
Hellraiser's Ball: Caught in the Act
  • Released: August 6, 2004
  • Label: Secret
  • Format: DVD
The Hollywood Years: Live & Loaded
  • Released: June 5, 2007
  • Label: Deadline
  • Format: DVD
Live in Concert
  • Released: February 12, 2013
  • Label: Deadline
  • Format: DVD
Made in Milan
  • Released: March 23, 2018
  • Label: Frontiers
  • Formats: Blu-ray, DVD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director(s) names
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"One More Reason" 1988 Ralph Ziman [22]
"Sex Action" [23]
"Electric Gypsy" [24]
"One Way Ticket" Phillip Detchmendy [25]
"Cry No More" 1989
"Cry No More" (solo version) Katy Lynne, Ralph Ziman [26]
"Bitch Is Back"
"No Mercy" (live)
"Nothing to Lose"
"Rip and Tear" Jeff Zimmerman [27]
"Never Enough" unknown
"The Ballad of Jayne" 1990 Ralph Ziman [28]
"I Wanna Be Your Man" unknown
"Malaria" Ralph Ziman [29]
"Some Lie 4 Love" 1991 unknown
"Kiss My Love Goodbye" Rocky Schneck [30]
"It's Over Now" [31]
"Over the Edge" unknown
"Long Time Dead" 1994
"Tie Your Mother Down" 2005 Sean Fodor [32]
"You Better Not Love Me" 2012 Jack Foster [33]
"Araña Negra (Black Spider)"
"Requiem (Hollywood Forever)" 2013
"Speed" 2017 Pablo Aura [34]
"The Flood's the Fault of the Rain" Wayne Joyner [35]

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album Ref.
"Around and Around" (The Rolling Stones cover) 1996 Shared Vision 2: The Songs of the Rolling Stones [36]
"Cold Gin" (Kiss cover) 1997 Return of the Comet: A Tribute to Ace Frehley [37]
"Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" (Van Halen cover) 1999 Killing Machine (Tracii Guns solo album) [38]
"Atomic Punk" (Van Halen cover) Hot for Remixes: A Tribute to Van Halen [39]
"Run Run Rudolph" (Chuck Berry cover) 2003 We Wish You a Hairy Christmas [40]
"Wanted Dead or Alive" (Bon Jovi cover) 2006 Monster Metal Power Ballads [41]
"Billion Dollar Babies" (Alice Cooper cover with George Lynch) 2007 Guitar Slinger [42]
"Crazy Bitch" (Buckcherry cover) 2008 Bumps & Rails (Hot Wax Drippin') [43]
"Living After Midnight" (Judas Priest cover) Hell Bent Forever: A Tribute to Judas Priest [44]
"Piece of Your Action" (Mötley Crüe cover) Crüe Believers: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe [45]
"Angel of the Morning" (Chip Taylor cover with Juice Newton) The Hits Reloaded [46]
"Pour Some Sugar on Me" (Def Leppard cover) 2009 This Is Mullet Rock (reissue) [47]
"Little St. Nick" (The Beach Boys cover) An All-Star Salute to Christmas [48]
"We Will Rock You" (Queen cover) 2015 Keep Calm and Salute Queen [49]

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