Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Warm Gun - Chinese Gangster 7" EP

If anyone's ever questioned the "French" contribution to punk, then check out this gem from the Bruce Rhodes collection.

You get four tracks, kicking off with the excellent "Chinese Gangster", I love this track, and its been difficult for me to listen to the other three as I had this on loop ever since Bruce sent it. It's got a nice guitar riff and then brilliant catchy harmonies, I dare you not to like this one.

Next up is "Broken windows" which is not quite as good as "Chinese Gangster" but very close. "Crapy Hands" is the third track, which for me is the weakest track of the four, but considering how good it still is, it tells you how good this ep is. Last up is "Accident" which reminded Bruce of "David Bowie" for me there is signs of Velvet Undergrounds "I'm waiting for my man", well I think it does, any one else agree or disagree?

As usual we leave it to you to tell ASFM whats your favourite track and what do you think of the "Warm Gun".

Band: Warm Gun
Label: Isadora
Year: 1977
1. Chinese Gangster
2. Broken Windows
3. Crapy Hands
4. Accident

Ripped from Bruce's glorious scratched vinyl

If you like this, I'm not sure if there is anything else by "Warm Gun", (does anyone know?) and a word of warning do not mix up with "The Warm Guns", a completely different band (well they sound different).


isksp said...


thanks for this one


Anonymous said...

Yes, this is Warm Gun's sole record. A personal favorite of that time. They were 18 years old and they had the good influences (The New York Dolls, The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, aso). A second record was planned but never saw the light of day.

ex Warm Gun members Thierry Dionisio and Zox now play in a group called DKP . See their MySpace page for more info.

Producer Paul Pechenaert and bassist Zox are early members of The (Les ?) Dogs circa '74.

I recently posted The Dogs first EP. Check it here

jeff said...

hey gary, nice post. thanks. bruce too.

garychching said...

Thanks for the comment ISKSP, it is awesome, I'm still playing ii now.

garychching said...

Hi Eric thanks for the extra info on Warm Gun, much appreciated.
I'll check out the the Dogs later on. By the way just had a look at your blog some nice stuff here, I'll add you to my blog list.

Cheers Gary

garychching said...

Hey Jeff, how you doing? Thanks for the comment.

mrpoopy said...

Yeah, muchos thanks on this one--been waiting for someone to post this puppy ever since these music blogs first started poppping up!

Anonymous said...

Hi garychching, just noticed that from my profile you're going to 'Rock à Strasbourg' wich is my blog written in french about bands of my hometown from 1977 to 1983. Might be a little interrest for you. The other one on wich you can pick up The Dogs is Eternally Yours

garychching said...

Thanks Mr Poopy, glad to help.

garychching said...

Cheers Eric, I have added Eternally Yours now.

ampnoise said...

I have a copy up on eBay right now:


garychching said...

Good luck Ampnoise