Smoking Gun (album)

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Smoking Gun
Studio album by Angus Stone
Released 27 March 2009[1]
Genre Pop[1]
Length 50:48[1]

Smoking Gun is a 2009 album by Angus Stone operating under the name Lady of the Sunshine.[2][3] It charted at #45 on the ARIA Charts.[4]

The album was recorded over six weeks during 2008 with Finn (Govinda Doyle) – who also provided drums and bass guitar – in a converted old water tank on Finn's property in North Queensland.[5][6] In an interview on national radio station, Triple J, with Richard Kingsmill, Stone said that the album came out of "growing an appetite for wanting to rock out". Stone explained that he had played in rock bands while in high school, they covered material by Rage Against the Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers – these influences are loosely present on Smoking Gun.[3] To accompany the album Stone wrote "Every emotion in my head has its own voice and this record is what came of them .... I wanted these songs to have their own style. I enjoyed watching how the songs took on their own ride, most from the simplest of ideas".[5] The album reached the top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[7] One of his tracks, "Big Jet Plane", from Smoking Gun was later re-recorded by Angus & Julia Stone and released by the duo as a single in May 2010.[5][8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Silver Revolver"4:21
2."Home Sweet Home"4:15
3."White Rose Parade"3:56
4."Jack Nimble"4:53
5."Big Jet Plane"3:57
6."Smoking Gun"3:34
7."Daisychain"3:45
8."The Wolf"4:31
9."Anna"3:22
10."Kings Black Magic"4:24
11."Dead Man’s Train"4:31
12."Lady Sunshine"6:19
Total length:50:48[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Smoking Gun by Lady of the Sunshine". iTunes. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Murfett, Andrew (3 September 2010). "Stone Hearts Renewed". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Kingsmill, Richard (7 April 2009). "Lady of the Sunshine Talks to Richard Kingsmill". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lady Of The Sunshine - Smoking Gun". ARIA. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Lady of the Sunshine; Stone, Angus (2009). "Smoking Gun [sound recording] / Lady of the Sunshine". EMI Music. Retrieved 11 December 2012. Letter from Angus Stone: 'I wanted to introduce you to Lady of the Sunshine, some songs i have been working on... the record Smoking Gun. I’ve been skipping off in between tours for about a year now to shake my head of these songs. Every emotion in my head has its own voice and this record is what came of them. Last year the old man gave me his old telecaster which gave me the chance to move into a heavier sound. I tripped off up to North QLD to record with Finn (Govinda Doyle) who played drums & bass on the record. We laid down the tracks in about 6 weeks throughout 2008, recording in an old water tank Finn had fixed up. Finn's wife would cook supper for us & her new born baby whilst we worked till the young hours of dawn. I guess the idea of this album was that there would be no idea of how it would come together as a whole. I wanted these songs to have their own style. I enjoyed watching how the songs took on their own ride, most from the simplest of ideas. I wanted to work on the artwork as we did the music. A friend Caroline & I worked on different ideas, she then would take our conversation onto the canvas and create the picture for each song. So ... Lady of the Sunshine peace' .... Angus Stone .
  6. ^ O'Keefe, Corrine (23 July 2009). "Review: Lady of the Sunshine – Smoking Gun". Music Feeds. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Lady of the Sunshine". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  8. ^ lkatulka (Lauren Katu) (30 March 2009). "Angus Stone Prepares to Release Lady of the Sunshine Album". Crushable. Alloy Digital (Jenni Maier). Retrieved 11 December 2012.