Ripped by: ChrisGoesRock
Alan Davey, a.k.a. "Bass Assassin #2 (nickname given to Alan by Lemmy Kilmister) is best known for being one of the keynote, and longtime members of the legendary band Hawkwind, but he began his musical career in 1979 with a band he and his cousin started from the ground up, called Gunslinger. They quickly gained a reputation for playing loud and built a solid following.
Gunslinger was formed in 1979 by Alan Davey and Nigel Potter and enjoyed a fair bit of popularity in the early 1980s, though for reasons that aren't clear the band split up just as they were about to score a record deal. Things certainly worked out ok for Alan as he went on to join Hawkwind. Though the recordings sat for many years until Alan reworked them recently and released them on the newly formed Earthquake label.
The simple description is that this is Motorhead done up Alan Davey style. "Night Song" opens the album and is trademark Alan bass and vocals, though in a thoroughly ROCKING context. Alan solos on the bass while the guitar and drums blaze away. "Blitzkrieg Baby" is similar, with tasty ripping guitar leads. "Shellshocker" is played at what seems like an impossible pace, with keyboards layering the background, and more fiery guitar solos.
"Hymn Of The Wild" is a killer hard rock and metal tune. "Cyanide" and "Warhorse" are both songs that would fit neatly on a mid-late 80s Hawkwind album. "Warhorse" is the powerhouse of the two, with mucho spacey synths, and being the longest track of the set at over 7 minutes, the band really stretch out and jam. More killer guitar leads. A seriously potent rocker.
There are also songs like "If The Bombs Don't Get Ya The Bullets Will", "Going In For The Kill" and "Don't Need You" that are more firmly in the Motorhead thrash-metal style, and Gunslinger do it with panache. Finally, "Gunslinger" closes the set and is without question the most blazing song on the album, reaching levels of fury unmatched by… dare I say… Motorhead themselves.
No shit, this album will blow your face right out. Play it LOUD! Note that Gunslinger have been active playing shows and for the live version of the band Alan has brought on board his Meads of Asphodel mates JD Tait on guitars and Sunil Jolly on drums.
Deluxe 2CD collection of the rare and out of print original album plus a 27-track bonus disc including the entire Unlawful Odds live album, the Lessons In Logic EP and 7 previously unreleased tracks!
♦ Alan Davey - bass, vocals
♦ George Agent - drums
♦ Nigel Potter - guitars, vocals
01. Night Song 03:39
02. If the Bombs Don't Get Ya, the Bullets Will 02:06
03. Shellshocked 03:33
04. Savage Love 03:13
05. Cyanide 04:50
06. Blitzkrieg Baby 04:05
07. Going in for the Kill 02:53
08. Hymn of the Wild 02:26
09. Don't Need You 03:42
10. Warhorse 07:37
11. Gunslinger 06:08
12. Speed Dream (Re Mix 2017) 02:41 instrumental
13. Lessons In Logic (Full Length Version) 04:12
14. You're My Leo (Outtake 2008) 03:49
15. Living Like a Viking (Demo 2008) 02:36
16. Gunslinger (Demo 2008) 03:24
17. Fly into the Night (Demo 1981) 04:10
18. No One's Got No Faith in Me (Demo 1981) 03:34
19. Lessons In Logic (Bonzai Caruso Mix) 03:34
01. Boot Hill (Live 2010) 01:04
02. All the Way (Live 2010) 03:19
03. If the Bombs Don't Get Ya, the Bullets Will (Live 2010) 02:12
04. Blitzkrieg Baby (Live 2010) 03:57
05. Shellshocked (Live 2010) 03:45
06. Savage Love (Live 2010) 03:15
07. Don't Need You (Live 2010) 03:49
08. Warhorse (Live 2010) 08:20
09. A Shot in the Dark (Live 2010) 02:54
10. Going In for the Kill (Live 2010) 02:47
11. Night Song 2 (The 2nd Cumming) (Live 2010) 03:37
12. Cyanide (Live 2010) 05:08
13. Hymn of the Wild (Live 2010) 04:49
14. Gunslinger (Live 2010) 05:15
15. Night Song (Live 2010) 04:30
16. Hound Dog (Live) 03:50
17. Going In for the Kill (Live 2008) 02:50
18. If the Bombs Don't Get Ya, the Bullets Will (Live 2008) 02:34
19. Night Song (Live 2008) 03:42
Part 1: Gunslinger
Part 2: Gunslinger
Part 1: Gunslinger
Part 2: Gunslinger