The Gun Club were an American post-punk band from Los Angeles, California, United States, which existed from 1979 to 1996. Created and led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce, they were notable as one of the first bands in the punk rock subculture to incorporate influences from blues, rockabilly, and country music. The Gun Club has been called a “tribal psychobilly blues” band, as well as initiators of the punk blues sound cowpunk – “He (Pierce) took Robert Johnson and pre-war acoustic blues and ‘punkified’ it. Up until then bands were drawing on Iggy + The Stooges and the New York Dolls but he took it back so much further for inspiration.”
Also Known As
The Cyclones, the Creeping Ritual
Blondie, the Red Lights, the E-Types, the Individuals, Phast Phreddie & Thee Precisions, The Cyclones, Bags, 45 Grave, the Cramps, Der Stab, the Weirdos, Legal Weapon, Tav Falco's Panther Burns, Bush Tetras, the Johnnys, the Blasters, Fur Bible, the Sisters of Mercy, the Damned, the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet, Clock DVA, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, World of Twist, Cypress Grove, Congo Norvell, Die Haut, Subway Sect, JoBoxers, Freeheat, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Earl Brutus, Tex & the Horseheads, Wayne Kramer, Pennywise
Post-punk, punk rock, psychobilly, alternative rock, punk blues, cow punk
Ruby, Slash Records, Animal Records, Red Rhino, Fire, New Rose Records, Triple X
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The Gun Club