L.A. Guns

Album Title: 
Tango On Sunset Strip Hollywood Forever
Release Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Review Type: 

The origins of L.A. Guns go back to 1983 when the band was formed, but this line-up, with Tracii Guns had a very short lifespan and was disbanded in 1985.  That same year the group was reformed by Guns, but with other band members.  They achieved some success in the late 80ies and early 90ies, but never made the big breakthrough.

In 1999 the classic line-up of the band joined forces again, and began recording new material.  Eventually though Guns left the band, but they continued.  In 2006 Tracii Guns changed the name of his band The Tracii Guns Band to L.A. Guns, meaning there were two bands with the same name for a while.  The Guns version disbanded in 2012 however.

To tell you the truth, this album has been released before, with little success however, under the title ‘Hollywood Forever’. I seem to have missed out on that album completely, but luckily I had the chance to review this reissue. This is damn good, greasy, sleazy glam metal at it’s finest, and brings back the sounds of an era gone by, being the old school Sunset Strip and Los Angeles sound. If you liked this band in the eighties, I can honestly tell you it’s almost as if they’re back or have never been away. Great album by a greatly underrated band.