Gun - Gun

 (Limited Edition "Red Devil" Colored Vinyl)


Label:

Real Gone Music

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ARGM 832
UPC: 848064008323
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record



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Limited edition "Red Devil" colored vinyl

This 1968 release wasn't just the debut album for the British band The Gun; it also marked the debut of a number of notable artists and their creations. First of all, this was the first album recorded by the Gurvitz brothers, bassist/vocalist Paul and guitarist/vocalist Adrian; they went on to form Three Man Army (with Buddy Miles among other drummers) and then The Baker Gurvitz Army with Ginger Baker of Cream among many other projects.

Gun also introduced the song "Race with the Devil," which scored the band its only hit and was covered by everybody from Judas Priest to Girlschool to Black Oak Arkansas. And, finally, take a gander at that incredible front cover artwork...yes, that is the maiden album illustration of one Roger Dean, whose otherworldly creations graced the covers of many a Yes album cover (Yes vocalist Jon Anderson was for a short time a Gun member, in fact).

Armed with such a collection of talent, and a dazzling stylistic breadth that ranged from psychedelic to hard rock to mod to Procol Harum-esque prog, it's little wonder that Gun has seen multiple reissues, but it's been about 30 years since it's been available on vinyl. Our limited edition (of 1,000) "red devil" vinyl pressing presents the original artwork intact. A classic of ‘60s British rock!



Side 1
01 Race With The Devil
02 The Sad Saga of the Boy and the Bee
03 Rupert's Travels
04 Yellow Cab Man
05 It Won't Be Long (Heartbeat)

Side 2
01 Sunshine
02 Rat Race
03 Take Off

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

British power trio rock with a decidedly creative bent

posted on 02/25/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Gary
When this came out in 68' it was (and remains still) one of the most intriguing, powerful and engaging recordings of that era of rock. This was not in the mainstream, and very few knew of it, fewer yet, do now. The Curtis brothers (Adrian and Paul) together along with Louie Farrel comprised the band in the spring of 68' and signed on with CBS records.Their first hit was "Race with The Devil" with it's biting guitar licks that even had Hendrix's attention, so much so that he quoted the songs riff at the Isle or Wright Festival during his performance in 1970. A few of my favorites are "The Saga of the Boy and the Bee", "Yellow Cab Man" and "It Won't Be Long". The original pressing was of a calibur that you would expect from CBS- thick, inflexible, clean and clear. Subsequent pressings on Epic were decidedly not, and were flimsy and muddled. As the years went on many people were happy to buy anything they could find because the runs of all versions were low in number.


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