Six Gun Jury
– Climb the Scene
– All Alone in Rock and Roll
– Chancellor Pink
– My Baby Cries
– Everything You Are
About the Show
“Six Gun Jury deserves a shot at the majors.”
~ John Hayes, Rockflash, August 1989
One of the things that I most like about producing Audio Gumshoe is the opportunity to bring fresh, new music to my listeners. In this case, I found music that I know would likely be “fresh and new,” but coincidentally is twenty-three years old.
Six Gun Jury is a group that existed in Pittsburgh in the late 1980s. The band was a popular option for many in the area. Local radio stations liked them. They received high praises from local music publications. They even competed against the likes of the Pixies, 10,000 Maniacs, and the Lemonheads for the top of the Pittsburgh alternative record charts. But, unless you lived in the area, you’ve likely not heard them.
The music of this band has now become available to download after all these years. It’s a great flashback opportunity to a time when alternative guitar bands rose to the top of the listening charts. Consider REM‘s “Stand” from the album Green in 1989. Or The Cure with their “Lovesong” and the track “Pictures of You” from the album Disintegration. And what about The Church with their song “Under the Milky Way” from the album Starfish? If the critics in Pittsburgh would have had their way, Six Gun Jury would have been found keeping company with these same acts at the top of the charts in 1989. John Young, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said, “This guitar-based four-piece has quietly become a very tight and powerful group-to-be-reckoned-with.”
The band offers all of their original songs from the album Res Ipsa Loquitur as free downloads. These are mp3s in 320 kbps format. The collection includes the 1988 WXXP regular rotation commercial radio hit “Climb the Scene”, and the songs “All Alone in Rock ‘n Roll” and “Chancellor Pink.” Both finished in WPTS radio’s Top 50 songs of 1987. In addition, 5 bonus songs, recorded by the band in 1987, have also been added to the download package.
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