The Las Vegas Story (album)

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The Las Vegas Story
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Studio album LP by The Gun Club
Released June 1984
Recorded March–April 1984
Studio Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Post-punk
Length 35:16
Label Animal Records
Producer Jeff Eyrich
The Gun Club chronology
Death Party EP
(1983)
The Las Vegas Story
(1984)
Mother Juno
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 8/10 stars[2]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]

The Las Vegas Story is the third studio album by punk blues group The Gun Club, released in 1984.[4] This album saw the return of founding member and lead guitarist Kid Congo Powers, after a three-year stint with The Cramps. The album was dedicated to Debbie Harry "for her love, help and encouragement."

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Jeffrey Lee Pierce; except where indicated

Side one
  1. "The Las Vegas Story" - 0:23
  2. "Walkin' with the Beast" - 4:30
  3. "Eternally Is Here" - 3:02
  4. "The Stranger in Our Town" - 5;10
  5. "My Dreams" - 4:01
Side two
  1. "The Creator Was a Master Plan" (Leon Thomas, Pharoah Sanders) - 1:50
  2. "My Man's Gone Now" (DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin) - 3:14
  3. "Bad America" - 4:56
  4. "Moonlight Motel" - 3:08
  5. "Give Up the Sun" - 6:02
Cassette edition bonus track
  1. "Secret Fires" - 2:34

Personnel[edit]

The Gun Club[edit]

  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce – vocals, guitars, bells, musical tube, montage and piano on "The Master Plan"
  • Kid Congo Powers – excessive feedback, guitar and slide guitar, whirling whirlies, maracas and ancient mutterings
  • Patricia Morrison – bass, backing vocals, maracas and Bacardi
  • Terry Graham – bass drum, snare drum, tom-toms, floor tom, hi-hat and cymbals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Mustang Dave Alvin – lead guitar on "Eternally Is Here" and "The Stranger in Our Town"

Production[edit]

  • Jeff Eyrich - producer
  • Mark Ettel - engineer
  • Judy Clapp - assistant engineer
  • Bernie Grundman - mastering
  • Gillian Titus - art direction, design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Las Vegas Story". AllMusic. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Martin, Gavin (February 2010). "The Gun Club - Miami/The Las Vegas Story". Classic Rock. No. 141. p. 89. 
  3. ^ columnist. "The Gun Club: The Las Vegas Story". Mojo: 112. 
  4. ^ Green, Jim; Sprague, David (2007). "Gun Club". Trouser Press. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 

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