Fire of Love

The Gun Club - Fire of Love
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1981 Ratings: #9 / 129
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Based on 75 ratings
1981 Ratings: #23
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My first review in almost a week comes after almost beating myself up mentally with how much new music there is and then realizing that I need to calm down. I went back through my RYM and found that I've listened to almost 300 albums this entire year so far, so I'm trying to let some classics I've recently found sit with me and take a breather before diving into new music. Hence, this review:

The Gun Club's 1981 debut is fantastic. The idea of taking "rowdy South" music (that's a ... read more
One of a kind, whatever destroyed Jeffrey Lee Pierce has not flattened him yet. This record is blues fueled by an economic punk energy culminating in dark Voodoo excursions by a white male Debbie Harry lookalike. Fire of Love contains a song line that has stuck in my brain from first listening "we can fuck forever but you´ll never catch my soul, so you can move, move" (Sex Beat) You can interpret this as the expression of a male stallion or the feelings of a survivor having to ... read more
An extremely dangerous mission: guide punk's ferocity into the swamp of the Delta blues and then, return alive.
And, in case you haven't noticed it yet, The Gun Club did bring the fire of love.
Why is the spotify cover art so disgusting compared to the original, i don't care that the pink one is a bit tacky it is so recognizable and iconic.

Track Review

Sex Beat 10/10
Preaching the Blues 8.5/10.
Promise Me 8/10
She's Like Heroin to Me 10/10
For the Love of Ivy 9/10
Fire Spirit 8.5/10.
Ghost On the Highway 8/10
Jack On Fire 8/10
Black Train 7.5/10
Cool Drink of Water 8/10
Good By Johnny 7.5/10

Average: 8.5/10
11. Cool Drink of Water
10. Goodbye Johnny
9. Jack on Fire
8. Black Train
7. Fire Spirit
6. Promise Me
5. Preaching the Blues
4. For the Love of Ivy
3. Sex Beat
2. Ghost on the Highway
1. She's Like Heroin to Me
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Track List

  1. Sex Beat
  2. Preaching the Blues
  3. Promise Me
  4. She's Like Heroin to Me
  5. For the Love of Ivy
  6. Fire Spirit
  7. Ghost On the Highway
  8. Jack On Fire
  9. Black Train
  10. Cool Drink of Water
  11. Good By Johnny
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Added on: May 3, 2014