SOULSUCKERS ON PARADE - s/t LP (colour vinyl)
Limited edition Kelley Green colour vinyl.
Minky Records issues a crucial, hitherto unheard slice of music recorded in the ’80s by the late L.A. punk rock legend JEFFREY LEE PIERCE.
Soulsuckers On Parade, a full-length 1984 Pierce solo recording drawn from an abortive session for the cowpunk compilation album Don’t Shoot. The Gun Club vocalist is supported by an all-star unit comprising guitarist DAVE ALVIN, drummer BILL BATEMAN, and the late pianist GENE TAYLOR, then of the hot L.A. roots combo THE BLASTERS, and bassist JACK WATERSON of GREEN ON RED; CHRIS D. (FLESH EATERS, DIVINE HORSEMEN) and KID CONGO POWERS guest on background vocals. Featuring covers of songs originated by Willie Nelson, Big Joe Turner, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, a wacky, profane blues Pierce improvisation called “New Way of Walkin.,’’ and a rampaging, demented seventeen-minute original, “Walkin’ Down the Street (Doin’ My Thing).”