The Gun - Race With the Devil (1968) + 3 Cover versions.
The Gun were an acid rock band formed in 1967, in London, England.
Consisting of guitarist Adrian Gurvitz, bassist Paul Gurvitz (born Paul Anthony Curtis, 6 July 1947, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire), and drummer Louie Farrell (born Brian John Farrell, 8 December 1947, Goodmayes, Essex), the band released two albums after being signed to CBS Records in early 1968. They scored a hit off their self titled album, with "Race with the Devil", issued as a single in October 1968. A fan of the song Jimi Hendrix performed it at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, although no recordings appear to exist. Unfortunately they were unable to score any other hits, despite other singles such as "Drives You Mad". Their debut album is also noteworthy for the cover art, the first album art done by artist Roger Dean. Their second album, Gun Sight, was a flop producing no hits but included tracks such as, "Long Haired Wildman" and "Drown Yourself In the River". However the lack of schlagers led to the band's end leaving the Gurvitz brothers free to go to work with Ginger Baker the former drummer for Cream as, The Baker Gurvitz Army.
"Race With the Devil" has been covered by Judas Priest (on the remastered CD version of Sin After Sin), Black Oak Arkansas (on their album Race With the Devil) and Girlschool (on their album Demolition).
Included in this torrent:
The Gun - Race With The Devil (A side)  Mp3 320 mbit/s
The Gun - Sunshine (B side)  Mp3 320 mbit/s
The Gun - Race With the Devil (Lyrics)
The Gun: Covers from My Vinyl Single.
Judas Priest - Race With The Devil  Mp3 320 mbit/s
Black Oak Arkansas - Race With The Devil  Mp3 320 mbit/s
Girlschool - Race With The Devil  Mp3 192 mbit/s
GUN - RACE WITH THE DEVIL (LYRICS)
(A. Curtis) CBS 3764
You'd better run, you'd better run
You'd better run from the devil's gun
The race is on, the race is on
Babe, you'd better run from the devil's gun
Strange things happen if you stay
The devil will get you on any way
He'll seek you here, he'll seek you there
The devil will seek you everywhere
And when he finds you, soon find out
The devil's fire just won't go out
It burns you up from head to toe
The devil's crypt just won't let go
The Gun Lineup:
Adrian Gurvitz - Guitars - Vocals
Paul Gurvitz - Bass
Lois Farrell - Drums
Feel free to leave a comment about who's version you like best!