My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Fire of Love is the first album by LA Punk and Blues band The Gun Club. The album was released in August of 1981.
What I think: If I were given this album and someone said, “Listen to this, it has a Punk Blues thing going on.”, I would be very excited to listen to it. And, I would end up being disappointed. I mean the music is pretty cool, but I can’t handle the snotty, overly LA Punk vocals of Jeffery Lee Pierce. They just totally ruin it for me. On top of that, there are two instances in which the “N word” is used (whether for shock or to try to portray a feeling I don’t know, it’s just not acceptable). Put those things together and I see no reason to be invested in the album.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I would like to move on.
Rating (Out of 5) 1
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (380/499)
Amount that are new to me: 76%