Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood is the third studio album by Danish heavy metal band Volbeat. The album reached the #1 position on both the Danish and Finnish album charts, staying on the former for 35 consecutive weeks, while also briefly reappearing on it in 2014. The album also charted highly in several other countries. This album is the follow-up to the band's highly successful 2nd album, Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil, which achieved platinum status in Denmark, and cemented Volbeat's popularity in Denmark as well as increasing their popularity in nearby countries considerably.
Several songs were released as singles from the album: "Maybellene I Hofteholder", "Mary Ann's Place", and "We". Maybellene I Hofteholder proved to be very successful in Volbeat's home country of Denmark, remaining on the Danish charts for 12 weeks and eventually reaching #5. A music video was also produced for the song.
The album's second single, Mary Ann's Place, also charted in Denmark; though it was not as successful as the previous single, only reaching #35 on the Danish charts and staying for 3 weeks. The song is notable for continuing the story line of the Ness family, which began on the band's debut album with the songs "Danny & Lucy (11 PM)", and "Fire Song", and was continued on the band's previous album with the song "Mr. & Mrs. Ness". Mary Ann's Place would prove to be the final entry in the story until the song "You Will Know" on Volbeat's 6th studio album, Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie, released nearly 8 years later. A music video was also produced for the song, which chronicles the aforementioned story from the beginning.
The song "We" was also released as a single and a music video was also produced for it, but the song failed to chart.
Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood features 14 new tracks, including a Jimmy Work cover as a bonus track on all editions (this song, Making Believe, was also recorded by Social Distortion on their Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell record but was originally written and performed by Jimmy Work. Volbeat's cover was based on the version by Social Distortion.). Seven of the songs share a common lyrical theme which will be continued on future records, the artwork is also based on this storyline. Cover and Artwork By Karsten Sand. The album was recorded in Hansen Studios of Jacob Hansen, who also produced the two previous records.
"Still Counting" would reappear on Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. On 21 July 2012 "Still Counting" was the number-one song on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Label: Mascot Records M 7265 5
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue
Style: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Heavy Metal
A1 Intro (End Of The Road)
A2 Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
A3 Back To Prom
A4 Mary Ann's Place
A5 Hallelujah Goat
A6 Maybellene I Hofteholder
A8 Still Counting
B1 Light A Way
B2 Wild Rover Of Hell
B3 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
B4 A Broken Man And The Dawn
B5 Find That Soul
B6 Making Believe