L.A. Guns was previously the name of only one hard rock group formed in Los Angeles, California. The first incarnation of the group was formed, by Tracii Guns, in 1983 but disbanded in 1985 following its merger with fellow Los Angeles group Hollywood Rose, becoming the first lineup of Guns N' Roses. The same year, the group was reformed by Guns and singer Paul Black adding Mick Cripps and Nickey Alexander. Black would soon be replaced by former Girl singer Phil Lewis while former Faster Pussycat bassist Kelly Nickels was added to the group. Later, Alexander would be replaced by former W.A.S.P. drummer Steve Riley with this being known as the "classic lineup" of L.A. Guns. They achieved moderate chart success in the late 80's and early 90's.
Rip and Tear, Sex Action, Malaria, Slap in the Face and Bitch is Back recorded live at Sunken Gardens San Antonio 1989. Mixed and Engineered by Biff Dawes.