01/17/19: Steve Jones – Fire And Gasoline
Steve Jones (vocals, guitar)
Ian Astbury (tambourine, backing vocals)
Terry Nails (bass, backing vocals)
Mickey Curry (drums)
Produced by: Mark Dearnley, Ian Astbury
Engineered by: Mark Dearnley
Mixed by: Mark Dearnley, Ron Saint Germain
Mastered by: Stephen Marcussen
Remastered by: Jon Astley
8 in stock (can be backordered)
Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition – Ex-Sex Pistols guitarist fires on all cylinders on his second solo album – Fully Remastered Audio. 12 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with unpublished photos and 3000 word essa. There are few guitarists who have created as big an impact on rock music as Steve Jones. As one of the founding members of the Sex Pistols it was Jones who outlined the band’s sound, with his mountainous guitar riffs and unbridled energy pushing the material way beyond the red zone. When the Sex Pistols self-destructed in 1979, Jones was cast adrift, feeling his way towards a solo career but not before entering a troubled time of abuse and addiction.
His debut solo album, Mercy, was a regarded as a tentative step towards redemption but it was Fire And Gasoline, the follow up album, that really saw his creative juices flow freely. It was a tougher and far more direct display of fire-power, bringing Jones’ guitar prowess once more to the fore. Produced by British studio wizard Mark Dearnley (AC/DC, Motorhead) with help from The Cult’s Ian Astbury, and recorded in his newly adopted home of Los Angeles, the album made much of Jones’ history of mayhem by concentrating on red hot riffs and shout-it-out-loud songs.
As good as biker rock gets, Fire And Gasoline was also bolstered by some interesting guest appearances, most notably from the CULT’s Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, and Axl Rose. Although Jones self-penned the majority of tracks, there are also some notable co-writes with Rose Tattoo, Nikki Sixx and Ian Astbury. Also present is a fire and brimstone cover of the Pistols classic “I Did U No Wrong”.”