Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sex Beat!

On my way back from little Tokyo supermarket, where I bought plenty of vitamins, tiger balm, tea and fresh ginger to cure my flu, I passed the LA gun club building. This sign immediately evoked the voodoo-ish rhythms and guitars of The Gun Club and I heard Jeffrey Lee's voice loud and clearly in my head. Memories of the 1983 show at Rote Fabrik in Zurich came up. The show was like magic to me and alongside w/ The Cramps and The Birthday Party they totally ruled my late teenage years!
Jeffrey Lee Pierce R.I.P. (1958-1996)


  1. If you want to revisit those teenage years, Joke, the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project: We Are Only Riders, looks quite interesting, cd soon to be released. It includes tributes by Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Mick Harvey...

  2. Indeed,

    that's a pretty amazing record, and a labour of love, getting people together who were friends with Jeffrey Lee like Kid Congo, Mark Lanegan, Dave Alvin, Nick Cave, Debbie Harry and followers for whom JLP has been a major source of inspiration, like The Raveonettes, David Eugene Edwards, Crippled Black Phoenix.
    They all worked together on fragments of never before released songs of JLP or The Gun Club, and the result is pretty fantastic.
    You should check out the myspace page under
    it's really worth checking.

    All the best