The Gun Club, Part 2 (Ward Dotson Interview)

Ward Dotson Gun Club Guitarist, November 1980 – December 1982 Prior to joining The Gun Club, Dotson was in the hardcore band Der Stab, whose demos occasionally turn up on punk compilations. After two years of madness in Gun Club, for whom he supplied that ruthless, blistering guitar sound of the first two albums, he… Continue reading The Gun Club, Part 2 (Ward Dotson Interview)

Cover Me

Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time By Ray Padgett [Sterling Publishing] The term “cover songs” comes from record labels covering their bets. If a song by some artist was a hit, then when asked if a label had a particular popular song, they could say, “We’ve got it covered,”… Continue reading Cover Me

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds – Haunted Head

On Haunted Head, the original pachuco cadaver, Kid Congo Powers, confidently refines that destructo-rapture that established his signature from the Cramps and Gun Club days up to and through Fur Bible and Congo Norvell. Part Mississippi strip-show swamp menagerie abutting analog anomaly, the dark noir-ish baritone guitar makes things sound like an unfinished biker breakdown… Continue reading Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds – Haunted Head