Live by the…LA Guns

The truth is they are a brand new Guns…or at least the Trees say so…

It is not your 80’s Guns…it isn’t even your 90’s Guns…It’s not Guns and Roses…and it’s NOT Phil Lewis’ Guns…(thank god, no offense)…

The truth, while perhaps in the Trees…is that this iteration of the LA Guns, is a band, of founding member Tracii Guns, with a fresh lead singer, Marty Casey. The most striking thing about this band, is the chemistry that Tracii and Marty have.

Marty, is a talented front guy, that while getting exposure on 2005’s Rock Star, has seemingly not yet broken beyond the regional success with his childhood band. But not for lack of charisma or presence. And I know there is plenty out there he has done that I have not been privy to…

I have no idea, if this turn with LAG will push him beyond, but it certainly gives us all a chance to see him spread his wings. He is raw talent, electric, charismatic, and a washboard of ripped abs(seriously, does he crunch them in his sleep?!?!?)

All together the entire band was very interesting…younger(save Tracii) than I had expected…more charismatic as a whole…I honestly expected a bunch of tired songs, performed by old guys, and just not music nor a band that I could get behind. I was hugely SURPRISED! In a good way. Marty leads the whole band, in breathing freshness into material…On top of that, they don’t shy away from covering Marty’s teevee debuted love in the sky, the truth is there too, song: Trees…I loved their take on it. And they covered one of my favorite Rolling Stones tunes, You Can’t Always Get What You Want…LOVED it!

Oh, and Tracii reminds me a little of Keith Richards, lol…that is weird. Not correlating talent or no…but the look and style…Tracii, on his own merits, is a great guitar player…Aside from Marty, he totally steals or at least co-stars the show. And of course, he got to be in that “magical” guitar god light…

In all, thank you to my friends who encouraged me to go. Thank you to Marty, for being as great as I know you are…Thank you Tracii, Jeremy, Big Al, and Chad. Your band is something special. I wish you the very best.

And now, here is a bit of what I saw…

Tracii Guns of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Marty Casey of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Marty Casey & Tracii Guns of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Tracii Guns of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Chad Stewart of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Jeremy Guns of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

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Marty Casey of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Tracii Guns of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Marty Casey of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Marty Casey of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Marty Casey & Tracii Guns of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Tracii Guns of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Marty Casey of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Tracii Guns of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Marty Casey of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

Marty Casey of the LA Guns at El Corazon, Seattle

For full set: on flickr

Slideshow

:
on slide.com

http://lagunslive.com/
http://www.martycasey.com/

xoxo
~Elisa

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One Response to Live by the…LA Guns

  1. coyotegirl says:

    Hi, Elisa
    Just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your blog on the Seattle show, & after viewing your pics, posted here & the rest on flickr, I'm absolutely drooling. Fantastic photos, Girl!! :)) Thanks so much for sharing them!!
    O.K. I'm really curious now. How did Marty get the nickname "Peaches"?
    –Alisa :)

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