Post Punk/Psychobilly/Rock/Rockabilly U.S.A. 1980s (Tracks) Gun Club – “Mother Of Earth”

Post Punk/Psychobilly/Rock/Rockabilly U.S.A. 1980s (Tracks)

Gun Club (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

“Mother Of Earth” (written by Jeffrey Lee Pierce) B6 track (closing track) included on the album “Miami” 

Released on Animal Records (APE 6001) on 20th September  1982

Line-up/Credits :

The Gun Club :

  • Jeffrey Lee Pierce – vocals, guitar, piano, background vocals on “Watermelon Man”, lead guitar on “Run Through the Jungle”, “John Hardy” and “Mother of Earth”
  • Ward Dotson – lead guitar, background vocals on “Watermelon Man”
  • Rob Ritter – bass
  • Terry Graham – drums

Additional musicians :

  • D.H. Laurence, Jr. – backing vocals
  • Walter Steding – fiddle on “Watermelon Man”
  • Chris Stein – producer, bongos on “Watermelon Man”
  • Mark Tomeo – steel guitar on “Texas Serenade” and “Mother of Earth”

Production :

  • Joe Arlotta – session engineer
  • Butch Jones – mixing engineer
  • Chris D. – cover photographs, original design

Lyrics :

I’ve gone down the river of sadness
I’ve gone down the river of pain
In the dark, under the wires
I hear them call my name
I gave you the key to the highway
And the key to my motel door
And I’m tired of leaving and leaving
So, I won’t come back no more
Oh, my dark-eyed friend
I’m recalling you again
Soft voices that speak nothing
Speak nothing to the end
Oh, Mother of Earth
The blind they call
But, yet stay behind the wall
Their sadness grows like weeds
Upon my thighs and knees
Oh, Mother of Earth
The wind is hot
I tried my best, but I could not
And my eyes fade from me
In this open country
Songwriters: Jeffrey Pierce
Gun Club – “Miami” Album cover photo (front)
gun club miami 1 (2)