Saturday, September 24, 2016
Gun Club Revisited 3 - Promise Me
Promise Me, the sole "slow" song on side one of the LP version of Fire of Love was bracketed by a pair of rave-ups, both before and after. Back in the day I didn't have much use for it or any of the other laid back Gun Club songs. But they began to grow on me over the years. It's a fairly straightforward effort, for the most part, with a heavy guitar part that plods along throughout and ominous lyrics adding to the dark undertone. The icing on the cake is a violin part by Tito Larriva (who co-produced the album, along with Chris D. - once of the Flesheaters) that's more drone than tune and which recalls John Cale's viola playing with the Velvet Underground.