Blues from a Gun

Summary

"Blues from a Gun"
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Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Automatic
B-side"Shimmer"
ReleasedSeptember 1989
GenreAlternative rock, blues rock
Length4:44 (Edit)
LabelBlanco Y Negro
Songwriter(s)William Reid, Jim Reid
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"Sidewalking"
(1988)
"Blues from a Gun"
(1989)
"Head On"
(1989)

"Blues from a Gun" is a U.S. Modern Rock number-one hit from The Jesus and Mary Chain's album Automatic from 1989. It was released in four different formats, including a 3" Mini CD single in a paper gatefold sleeve. It is one of the few singles by the band featuring lead vocals from William, as opposed to Jim Reid.

Chart performance

The single reached number 32 in the UK single charts,[1] and three weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart which listed the most played songs on alternative radio.[2]

Track listing

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted [3]

7" (NEG41)
  1. "Blues from a Gun" - 4:43
  2. "Shimmer" - 2:45
10" (NEG41TE) Gatefold
  1. "Blues from a Gun" - 4:43
  2. "Shimmer" - 2:45
  3. "Penetration" - 2:46
  4. "Break Me Down" - 2:23
12" (NEG41T)
  1. "Blues from a Gun" - 4:43
  2. "Shimmer" - 2:45
  3. "Penetration" - 2:46
  4. "Subway" - 2:04
CD3 (NEG41CD)
  1. "Blues from a Gun" - 4:43
  2. "Shimmer" - 2:45
  3. "Penetration" - 2:46
  4. "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 2:31

Personnel

The Jesus and Mary Chain

Additional personnel

Charts

Chart (1989–90) Peak
position
UK Singles (OCC)[4] 32
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[5] 1

See also

References

  1. ^ www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ www.billboard.com Archived 30 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ www.discogs.com. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "The Jesus and Mary Chain Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard.