L.A. Guns Featured On 80’s At 8 With “Ballad Of Jayne” [VIDEO]
The hard hock band ‘LA. Guns’ from Los Angeles that formed in 1983 by Tracii Guns, however; disbanded in 1985 with the merger of ‘Hollywood Rose‘ which became essentially the first line-up of ‘Guns And Roses’.
It wasn’t until 1999 that they would reunite and start to record new material. To go through all the personnel changes this band had would be two days worth of reading almost.
“The Ballad Of Jayne” was influenced by the Beautiful pin-up girl of the 50’s and 60’s Jayne Mansfield. She was a classy actress that died way to young. Jayne was killed in a car accident at the age of 34. To see her was to dream of her.
The line in the song, “Now shes breakin hearts in heaven” pretty much says it all. She was a lot of the time compared to Marilyn Monroe.
‘The Ballad of Jayne’ is on theie second album ‘Cocked and Loaded’ that actually made Gold status.
The band included: Tracii Guns (lead guitar),Mick Cripps( rhythm guitar),Phil Lewis ( lead vocals),Kelly Nickels (bass guitar) and Steve Riley (drums).
The album also featured appearances by Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen of ‘Cheap Trick’.
The song line-up includes:
“Slap in the Face”
“Rip and Tear”
“Sleazy Come Easy Go”
“The Ballad of Jayne”
“Give a Little”
“Showdown (Riot on Sunset)”
“Wheels of Fire”
“I Wanna Be Your Man”
“Rock Candy” (Japanese bonus track)
“No Mercy” (live, Japanese bonus track)