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Jan082019

Gun Gun (Limited "Red Devil" Vinyl Edition) LP

British Hard Rock Group The Gun Was the Starting Point for the Careers of Adrian and Paul Gurvitz, Who Went On to Found Three Man Army and The Baker Gurvitz Army Among Many Other Projects

  • Their 1968 Self-Titled Debut Album Drew Attention for Its Bold Blend of Psychedelia, Hard Rock, Mod, and Prog-Rock Sounds

  • Featured the Song “Race with the Devil,” Which Has Been Covered by Everybody from Judas Priest to Girlschool to Black Oak Arkansas

  • Gun Also Marked the Album Illustration Debut of Roger Dean, Whose Artwork for Yes Became Emblematic of the Band

  • Real Gone Music’s Reissue Preserves Dean’s Startling Original Album Art

  • Unavailable on Vinyl for About 30 Years

  • Pressed in “Red Devil” Vinyl

  • Limited to 1000 Copies


Available March 01, 2019 Pre-Order Now!

Gun Gun (Limited "Red Devil" Vinyl Edition) LP

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 1000) “red devil” vinyl pressing presents the original artwork intact. A classic of ‘60s British rock!

Side One

1. Race With The Devil

2. The Sad Saga Of The Boy And The Bee

3. Rupert’s Travels

4. Yellow Cab Man

5. It Won’t Be Long (Heartbeat)

Side Two

1. Sunshine 

2. Rat Race 

3. Take Off

 

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