Ah, what might have been. You'll recall a few days ago I introduced you to the Gypsy Pistoleros (You See Your Gypsy), today, another band on the Evil Boy Records label.
Gunfire Dance were an 80s glam band closer to Hanoi Rocks and the New York Dolls than, say, Winger. The boys in Gunfire Dance hail from Birmingham, U.K., and made a go of things here in the states at the dawn of the nineties.
Now Evil Boy Records is releasing a compilation of their best work on the 18 track album Archway of Thorns.
So, just who was this mythical band known as Gunfire Dance? The troubled Ant performed behind the mic, Jeff Ward ripped the guitar, Ray Birch strummed the bass and Ozzie slammed the drum kit.
Frustration after frustration led Gunfire Dance to an eventual break-up, but a surprise reunion in 2005 gave fans hope. Ant died in 2006, and now the album Archway of Thorns is a lasting tribute to this very talented group of punk/glam would-be idols.
In honor of this new glam find, our song obsession of the week is "Suit and Tie" by Gunfire Dance. After all, no self-respecting glam god or goddess would willingly don a suit and tie with out at least copious amounts of hairspray and eye liner to offset the stuffy Wall Street look.