L.A. Guns' most consistent and effective album, Cocked & Loaded manages to balance the underlying darkness of Guns N' Roses' urban outlook with Mötley Crüe's party-anthem glam metal. The songwriting is among their best; "Never Enough" was successful on MTV, and "The Ballad of Jayne," a tribute to actress Jayne Mansfield, was a Top 40 hit.
L.A. Guns' follow-up to their comeback effort Vicious Circle returns the band to the sound of their hair metal heyday. Of course, the music on American Hardcore is anything but hardcore…
2017 two CD collection packaged in a deluxe reverse board mini-LP style wallet with individual sleeves for each disc. Coming out with guns a-blazin', this brilliant career retrospective collects the highlights from Hollywood glam metal masters, L.A. Guns! Features the best Guns tunes including "The Ballad Of Jayne," "Sex Action," "Electric Gypsy," and "Never Enough" plus the 1987 sessions produced just before their self-titled debut album and the 1985 demo tape that first earned the band attention from major labels.
Even amidst the already seedy underbelly of the late-'80s L.A. glam metal scene, L.A. Guns were the undisputed bottom-feeders. A ragged collection of outcasts from various other bands (guitarist Tracii Guns was the original "guns" in Guns n' Roses, drummer Steven Riley had recently vacated the stool with shock-kings W.A.S.P., and British vocalist Phil Lewis had done time with London glamsters Girl), they elevated the unrepentant sleaziness and undeniable tackiness of their environment to a new VD-encrusted low. The union of such an unsavory cast of characters could only result in a wildly over-the-top rock & roll album, and while it may not have been as successful as their latest efforts, this eponymous debut rocked with a bile and fury not seen since Mötley Crüe's Shout at the Devil. Sh*t-kicking anthems like "No Mercy," "Sex Action," "One More Reason," and the marvelous "Bitch Is Back" slap the listener silly while still making room for slightly more commercial but equally hot offerings such as "Electric Gypsy" and "Down in the City".
Cuts is an EP released by L.A. Guns in 1992. It contains a mixture of cover songs and original tracks.
This 1998 Standback Records release is the only L.A. Guns disc to feature the lineup of Ralph Saenz on vocals, Johnny Crypt on bass (not to be confused with original rhythm guitarist Mick Cripps), Steve Riley on drums, and band constant Tracii Guns on lead guitar.
L.A. Guns is the name of a hard rock group formed in Los Angeles, California, of which two rival incarnations currently exist due to numerous line-up changes. The first incarnation of the group was formed, by Tracii Guns, in 1983 but disbanded in 1985 following its merger with fellow Los Angeles group Hollywood Rose, becoming the first lineup of Guns N' Roses.