GUN have today released a new version of album highlight ‘Boy Who Fooled The World’, the latest single taken from their acclaimed top 20 album ‘Favourite Pleasures’, which gave the band their highest UK chart position in over 20 years. The B-side is ‘Tragic Heroes’, also taken from the album, and already another Planet Rock playlist.
Drowned In Sound – “Now finding themselves hitting new heights of power and armed with a record that could go toe-to-toe with their peers of both yesterday and today, GUN are fully loaded and shooting to thrill.”
Planet Rock Magazine – “An album teaming with hooky riffs and memorable pop-rock choruses”
Classic Rock Magazine - 4/5 “Here’s a dare: play this album and remain unmoved.”
Metal Talk – 10/10 “Make no mistake, Gun are back, fully loaded and they are taking on the world once again”
Gigslutz - “Gun are back and firing out their best stuff in years!”
Here’s what frontman Dante had to say about the song, which has been updated with a fresh orchestral backing, and thus now entitled “The G-String Mix”:
“Lyrically I wanted to write about how I got into music in first place. I began to reminisce about the past. I remember finishing up school on a Friday afternoon, having this religious schedule. Sitting down to watch Cheers, before finding a blank cassette, turning on the radio and listening to the Friday Rock Show with Tommy Vance from 10pm, then Tom Russell's Rock show from midnight. I'd listen to songs that they'd play and in the first 10 seconds I'd decide if the song was worth recording from the intro alone.
“Some songs I remember recording were ‘Run To You’ (Bryan Adams), ‘Boys Of Summer (Don Henley), ‘Why Can't This Be Love’ (Van Halen) and ‘We Built This City’ (Jefferson Starship), to name but a few. I did this religiously every Friday night and then at the weekend, I'd play the songs to my friends. They’d ask me how I’d managed to get these songs. I didn't say much at the time. I felt like if I let them hear these songs for the first time, that I was the main guy that introduced them to the music I was into. It almost became personal, like I’d written the songs myself. It's nice to think that this was one of my first introductions to music.”
‘Favourite Pleasures', GUN’s seventh studio album, stands proudly alongside the very best of their work. Informed by a back-to-basics approach tempered by an innate sense for melody, the record was made in the band's own Morse Code studios in Paisley. It's an album that dances on a knife-edge, one that can turn on a single note from the raw pain of emotions hitting the rocks, to an unbridled celebration of hedonism.
See GUN in London and Manchester on their co-headline with InMe this December. Full details here.