Six Gun Jury were a popular alternative guitar rock band that played in the city of Pittsburgh, PA from 1986-1990.
Comprised of cousins Mark Urbano (guitar) and Ray McLaughlin (vocals), along with Jim Perry (drums) and Buddy B. (bass), Six Gun Jury wrote springy, post-punk rhythms, with soaring guitars and melodic vocals, influenced by artists such as Joy Division, Gang of Four, The Smiths and The Beatles.
In 1987, Six Gun Jury's songs "All Alone in Rock 'n Roll" and "Chancellor Pink" both finished in the Top 50 songs of the year on WPTS (University of Pittsburgh radio).
In 1988, their song "Climb the Scene" was in regular rotation on WXXP, Pittsburgh's most influential and best loved commercial alternative radio station.
In 1989, Six Gun Jury's only official album, their debut Res Ipsa Loquitur, earned the band 2 nominations at the 1989 In Pittsburgh Music Awards (Album of the Year, Best New Band) and battled for top of the Pittsburgh alternative record charts during the summer of 1989, alongside such heavyweights as Pixies, The Lemonheads and 10,000 Maniacs.
Though breaking up in 1990, members have continued to make music in bands such as Mace, Between the Waters and Chupacabra, with singer Ray McLaughlin recording albums under the moniker Chancellorpink.
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all newly re-mastered from the original studio recordings => HERE
After 23 years, here is the world-wide release of Res Ipsa Loquitur, the 1989 debut album of Pittsburgh alternative guitar rockers Six Gun Jury(1986-1990). The album that battled for top of the Pittsburgh alternative record charts during the summer of 1989, alongside such heavyweights as Pixies, The Lemonheads and 10,000 Maniacs, finally says its proper hello to the rest of the United States and the world.
~ John Young, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 1989
Res Ipsa Loquitur, which earned 2 nominations at the 1989 In Pittsburgh Music Awards (Album of the Year, Best New Band), features the "soaring vocals and emotional lyrics" of Ray McLaughlin (Orange Velvet Chairs, Chancellorpink) and the "Euro-style guitar work" of Mark Urbano (Mace, Una de Luna, Chupacabra).
Presented here in MP3 320 kbps format are all the original songs, including the 1988 WXXP regular rotation commercial radio hit "Climb the Scene", and 2 songs ("All Alone in Rock 'n Roll"; and "Chancellor Pink") which both finished in WPTS radio's Top 50 songs of 1987. In addition, 5 bonus songs, recorded by the band in 1987, have also been added.
These newly re-mastered files were generated from better-than-CD-quality 96 kHz, 4608 kbps WAV files, which, themselves, were created directly from the analog studio master reel-to-reel tapes. Also included are a word document with all song lyrics, cover artwork and some band photos.
~ Peter B. King, Pittsburgh Press, September 1989
Res Ipsa Loquitur, which features the impressive rhythm section of Buddy B. (Mace, Chupacabra) on bass and Jim Perry (White Wreckage, Between the Waters) on drums, also includes the air-tight ass kickers "Anthem" and "Everything You Are", along with "My Baby Cries", a song In Pittsburgh called "one of the most infectious songs done by one of our locals, ever."
The album was expertly produced by Mike Michalski (The Heretics, The Cynics, The Kelly Affair) and Six Gun Jury, and it was engineered by Gregg Vizza at Audiomation Studios, during in the summers of 1987 and 1988. Cover artwork by Kurt Shaw, who has been the Art Critic for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review since 2001
~ John Hayes, Rockflash, August 1989
Simply put, Six Gun Jury'a Res Ipsa Loquitur is one of the hidden gems of 80s college alternative rock.
|1||Everything You Are||3:36|
|2||Stars in the Rain||4:26|
|3||My Baby Cries||3:04|
|4||All Alone in Rock 'n Roll||2:50|
|5||Long Shot Lost||2:16|
|9||Climb the Scene||3:26|
|10||In the Woods||3:12|