A key part of the early L.A. punk scene, the Gun Club brought a sort of dessicated blues glamor to the scene where hardcore was being born. A new tribute album called Axels & Sockets will honor the band and its late frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce by collecting tracks from the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project, an ongoing collaboration that features Pierce’s friends, bandmates, and admirers. The album includes performances from people like Debbie Harry, Primal Scream, and Mark Lanegan. And one one track, a trio of legends — Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Thurston Moore — unite to cover “Nobody’s City,” a bleary, hammering song from the Gun Club’s 1987 album Mother Juno. Listen below.
Axels & Sockets is out today on Glitterhouse.