BY IZZY PRESLEY
July 31, 2015 HOLLYWOOD, CA – Not to quote Faster Pussycat, but living in L.A. is so much fun. Being here, we have the distinct opportunity to see bands that may be past their glory years throw down at the clubs they came up in before their fame. There is something special about seeing the bands that made the Sunset Strip famous (and vice versa) play in those very same clubs today. L.A. Guns is one of those bands and this Friday night they returned to the world famous Whisky A Go Go.
Like many bands from that amazing era of hard rock music, members have come and gone but the core of front man Phil Lewis (Vocals/Guitar) and Steve Riley (Drums) remain to keep the legacy of one of L.A.’s coolest bands alive and well. Along side them is Kenny Kweens (Bass/Vocals) who recently rejoined the Guns after the departure of Scotty Griffin and the amazing Michael Grant (Guitar/Vocals).
Their set was jam packed with the classics that you would expect to hear at a L.A. Guns show; “No Mercy”, “Sex Action”, “I Wanna Be Your Man”, “One More Reason”, “Electric Gypsy”, “Ballad Of Jayne”, and “Rip & Tear”, but with other gems thrown in. “Crystal Eyes” is a good example of a song they rarely play, according to Phil Lewis.
The nearly sold out Whisky A Go Go was an electric and sweaty mess, like any good rock show should be for the return of the Guns, and is just a taste of what we are sure to expect on August 15th when they take the stage at Cathouse Live in Irvine Meadows.
My only complaint about the show was “You Better Not Love Me” being excluded from the set, but that is just nitpicking.
***Izzy Presley is the host of Another FN Podcast which can be found at http://www.spreaker.com/user/izzypresley***
Showdown (Riot on Sunset)
I Wanna Be Your Man
Over the Edge
Wheels of Fire
One More Reason
The Ballad of Jayne
Rip and Tear
Sleazy Come Easy Go