The Gun Club was the artistic vehicle of Los Angeles singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce. Born of Pierce’s obsession with antique country blues, the band was a prominent and often-reviled fixture of the second LA punk rock wave. The group never managed to command much respect at home, but proved wildly popular in the UK and Europe, where it toured widely.
Pierce’s influence resonated long after his premature death in 1996: The work of such punk-blues ensembles as The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Black Keys would be unthinkable without his precedent, and Jack White has often acknowledged The Gun Club as the major influence on The White Stripes. Overseas, Pierce is considered something of a... Read More
Rock, Gothic/Industrial, Death Rock, Country Rock, Americana, Post Punk