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Paul Black’s L.A. Guns
Black List
December 2005
Released: 2005, Black City Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Given the fact that the first L.A. Guns album is one of my favourite albums, this release obviously sparked my attention. With a couple of the same songs as the legendary debut this disc is a crucial pice in Guns history.

Raw, Loud and Sleazy: The way it is meant to be. This is a very raw and in your face recording. There is minimal overdubs and studio doctoring if any at all. The music and energy comes across exceptionally well on the cd because of it. Recorded just before Paul became disillusioned with the bands direction and left to form his own band (Black Cherry). Black’s vocals are quite similar to the replacement Tracii chose in Phil Lewis. Paul’s voice is slightly more raspy than Lewis’ but he is more suited to the heavier Rock tracks.

With original versions of “Show No Mercy” and “One More Reason To Die” it is easy to tell that Paul played in integral part into what L.A. Guns would later become. Songs like “LAPD” and “On and On” should have made the cut on the debut.

This is a guitar driven Hollywood sleaze album. If you are a fan of the 80’s Sunset Strip bands then this is a definite for your collection.
Track Listing

1. Stranded In L.A.
2. L.A.P.D.
3. Show No Mercy
4. One More Reason To Die
5. Looking Over My Shoulder
6. Love & Hate
7. On & On
8. Wired And Wide Awake
9. One Way Ticket To Love
10. Name Your Poison
11. Liquid Diamonds
12. Love Is A Crime
13. Winters Fool
14. Everything I Do
15. Word To The Wise Guy, A
16. Roll The Dice
17. Black City BReakdown
18. Devil In You, The


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