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The Gun Club: The Venue, London

Mick Brown, The Guardian, 7 October 1982

WHILE THE new guard of British pop cultivate sophistication, artifice and detachment, the American avant garde continue to celebrate the more basic virtues of rawness and energy, embodied in the likes of the Cramps, X and now the Gun Club, a Los Angeles band with two albums already released. The latest, Miami, was produced by Chris Stein of Blondie, which enhanced a following already large enough to pack the Venue to the rafters on this, the group's first British appearance.

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