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STUN GUNS, THE- "And There Was Nothing We Could Do About It" LP- MIX

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STUN GUNS, THE- "And There Was Nothing We Could Do About It" LP- MIX
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Amazing poppy, catchy, old-school Florida region-rock style punk rock from dudes from: Jack Palance Band, Hidden Spots, Chickenhead & way more! MIXED COLOR VINYL!
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Amazing poppy, catchy, old-school Florida region-rock style punk rock from dudes from: Jack Palance Band, Hidden Spots, Chickenhead & way more!!!

"From start to finish, a great punk rock record. I will nominate it for classic status. Unfortunately, the achievements of Stun Guns remain way under the radar. After releasing two excellent EP’s and a compilation track, the Stun Guns pretty much fell apart and went their separate ways. This LP wasn’t released until several years after the band’s demise. The band toured once or twice – but their live shows could be a hit or miss affair. I usually saw them at 3 AM at Churchill’s – and it’s hard to remain reasonably sober at Churchill’s until 3 AM.

Included are all the aforementioned tracks and five unreleased songs, including a cover of the Eat’s Communist Radio. The Stun Guns never really had the gravitas or historical significance of the Eat (if you’re going to use words like gravitas to describe Florida punk bands), but other than those old codgers, this is about as good as it gets. Of the previously unreleased songs, Revolution Sound is arguably the best. TV Tan is from a typical Recess Comp with about 35 other bands and is another standout. Actually, there are no standouts here because each song is better than the last one.

For the uninitiated (most of the world) - the Stun Guns were so great due to a rare combination of very good musicianship, superior songwriting skills and generally not giving a fuck about anything. Most songs concern their imagined organized crime activities. Other more reality based songs focus on substance abuse and shiftlessness. Paul Lecours (FKA Paul Enema – see Lethal Yellow) really shines here both for his lead guitar and vocals. Andrew was simply an amazing musician. Stun Guns were one of about ten noteworthy bands that feature the guitar stylings of Buddah. Machine Gun George Kelley avoids the annoying habit of other bassists of the day of being too busy – playing it just right – and has to be credited with being the lone voice of reason in the band.

After the band crashed & burned, the members all abandoned Florida. Andrew sadly passed away about the time of this record’s release. Buddah continues to play in various bands, but the others seem to be dormant. The LP comes with a written history of the band, full lyrics and a nice poster showing this release to be a faith based initiative. Not sure why the J-man has a 305 tattoo – I always thought he was from Broward."

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