Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan covers The Gun Club’s ‘Mother of Earth’ for upcoming Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute album

Depeche Mode Frontman Dave Gahan Covers the Gun Club’s 'mother of Earth' for Upcoming Jeffrey Lee Pierce Tribute Album
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Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan pays tribute to The Gun Club with his rendition of “Mother of Earth”, the closing track from the A-side of the 1982 album “Miami”. The cover is part of ‘The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project’, a tribute to the late frontman of The Gun Club which so far already delivered 3 tribute compilations.

The release of Gahan’s version of “Mother Earth” is set for this Friday on various streaming platforms. Originally conceived in 2006 by the late Gun Club titan’s guitarist Cypress Grove this new tribute has been nearly ten years in the making and is the fourth volume in ‘The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project’ series. “The Task Has Overwhelmed Us” will be available on Glitterhouse Records from Sept. 29.

The Gun Club was an American rock band hailing from Los Angeles, California, active from 1979 to 1996. The band’s founder and lead singer-songwriter, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, continued to lead the group until his passing in 1996. The Gun Club’s musical style was influenced by punk rock, blues, rockabilly and swamp rock, and encompassed post-punk,punk blues, cowpunk, blues rock and gothic country. They were also called a “tribal psychobilly blues” band.

In the video for Gahan’s cover, you’ll see Suzie Stapleton on piano and backing vocals, James Johnston on violin, Gavin Jay on bass, and Ian White on drums.

For a visual treat, you can check out the video of Dave Gahan’s cover.

The album features other notable artists like The Coathangers, Jeffrey Lee Pierce (feat. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis), The Amber Lights, Mark Lanegan (feat. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis), Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind, Peter Hayes, Leah Shapiro & Humanist, Suzie Stapleton (feat. Duke Garwood), Hugo Race, Nick Cave & Debbie Harry, Cypress Grove, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Stewart, Lydia Lunch, Jozef van Wissem, Jim Jarmusch, Chris Eckman & Chantal Acda, Pam Hogg (feat. Warren Ellis & Youth), and Sendelica (feat. Wonder & Dynamax Roberts).

You can also already check the version Nick Cave & Debbie Harry recorded of “On the other side”.

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