Tales from the Strip

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Tales from the Strip
Studio album by L.A. Guns
Released August 16, 2005
Genre Hard rock
Label Shrapnel
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Tales from the Strip is the ninth L.A. Guns studio album, released in 2005.

L.A. Guns band

L.A. Guns are an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. The band currently consists of Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, Ace Von Johnson on, Johnny Martin and Shane Fitzgibbon (drums). The first incarnation of the group was formed by Tracii Guns and Rob Gardner in 1983 and merged with fellow Los Angeles group the defunct Hollywood Rose to form Guns N' Roses in March 1985. Later that year, the group was reformed by Guns and singer Paul Black adding Mick Cripps, Robert Stoddard and Nickey Alexander. Black would soon be replaced by former Girl singer Phil Lewis while former Faster Pussycat bassist Kelly Nickels was added to the group. Later, Alexander would be replaced by former W.A.S.P. drummer Steve Riley with this being known as the "classic lineup" of L.A. Guns. They achieved moderate chart success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, the group went through numerous lineup changes and failed to regain mainstream attention.


It is the second album of L.A. Guns with guitarist Stacey Blades, the first being the cover album Rips the Covers Off released the previous year.

Stacey Blades Canadian musician

Stacey Blades is a guitarist originally from Toronto Canada, who has played with such bands as Fraidy Katt, Roxx Gang, Supercool, L.A. Guns, Let It Rawk, and Ratt. He has played on the L.A. Guns studio albums Rips the Covers Off, Tales from the Strip, Covered in Guns, and Hollywood Forever, and the L.A. Guns live album Loud and Dangerous: Live from Hollywood. He authored a book Confessions of a Replacement Rockstar in 2009.

<i>Rips the Covers Off</i> album

Rips the Covers Off, some copies of which are titled Rips Off the Covers, is an album by Phil Lewis's version of L.A. Guns, their first with guitarist Stacey Blades.

Track listing

  1. "It Don't Mean Nothing" - 5:06
  2. "Electric Neon Sunset" - 4:40
  3. "Gypsy Soul" - 3:04
  4. "Original Sin" - 4:25
  5. "Vampire" - 4:22
  6. "Hollywood's Burning" - 3:44
  7. "6.9 Earthshaker" (Instrumental) - 4:06
  8. "Rox Baby Girl" - 4:12
  9. "Crazy Motorcycle" - 4:19
  10. "Skin" - 3:11
  11. "Shame" - 4:53
  12. "Resurrection" - 3:45
  13. "Amanecer" - 3:12
  14. "(Can't Give You) Anything Better Than Love" - 4:45


Phil Lewis (musician) English vocalist

Philip Francis Lewis is the English vocalist for the American hard rock band L.A. Guns. He was born on 9 January 1957 in London, England. He has lived and worked in the U.S. since the 1980s but was privately educated at Royal Russell School in Surrey, England.

Adam Hamilton is a Los Angeles-based music producer, songwriter, and session musician. Hamilton was the bass guitarist of glam metal band L.A. Guns from 2001 through 2007 and rejoined the band in June 2018 as their rhythm guitarist. He also played drums for 1990s alternative rock band Joe 90, and worked as session drummer for alternative/neo-psychedelic band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Hamilton is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and drums.

Steve Riley (drummer) American musician

Steve Riley is an American rock and glam metal drummer, best known being the drummer of L.A. Guns and W.A.S.P..

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