Song Of The Week #38 L.A. Guns – The Ballad Of Jayne
Hi again, maybe you associate L.A. Guns with Guns n’ Roses but it’s a very long history, and I’ll keep it for next time, 😀
With special dedication to M.S. – sorry for being a fool, 🙁
She was always something special,
A diamond shining bright in the rain (…)
L.A. Guns — The Ballad Of Jayne (Official Video)
Ballad comes from L.A. Guns second studio album released in 1989. Well, this album was their first commercial success and reached gold certification.
- Phil Lewis — vocals
- Tracii Guns — guitar
- Mick Cripps — rhythm guitar
- Kelly Nickels — bass
- Steve Riley — drums
‘The Ballad Of Jayne’ popularity
Song and album are their most popular and recognizable releases, video on Vimeo was watched almost 1,5 million times.
This is about Jayne Mansfield, a blonde bombshell who was a popular actress and pin-up girl in the ’50s and ’60s. She was often compared to Marilyn Monroe, and also died young. Mansfield was killed in a car accident when she was 34: “Now she’s breakin’ hearts in heaven.”