Gun And Doll Show

Gun And Doll Show

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Over the past half-decade, The Gun and Doll Show has evolved into one of Bay Area's much-revered power-pop acts, distinguished by their chunky guitar-rock riffs, sugar-sweet pop melodies, and ardent admiration to entertain their fans. Rock & Roll Cirque Du Chevrolet!

Biography

The Gun and Doll Show is one of San Francisco's most unique and innovative bands. Their grab-your-attention-what-will-they-do-next feeling comes from a band better described as a team.

The inishshal spark that drives the show comes from the prolific imagination of Killian MacGeraghty. Born in London, England, MacGeraghty had a dramatic origin that any Marvel Comics superhero can relate to. After a violent motorcycle accident, MacGeraghty had his finger cut off. He gazed at the torn flesh and thought, "Well, I can still play drums!"

Fast forward a handful of decades and MacGeraghty gives birth to The Gun & Doll Show. Part fact, part myth, the San Francisco-based collective has been crossing dimensional borders for over ten years. High on life and the liberating feeling that comes from playing rock & roll music that doesn't make sense to the logically inclined, MacGeraghty has fashioned a traveling circus for the forever young - a flamboyant walking iPod. From punk to classic rock to New Wave to heavy metal, MacGeraghty and his collaborators slam a jumble of musical styles into a gloriously bright and relentlessly energetic package.

The Gun & Doll Show consists of quirky, unpredictable entertainers that will do just about anything to wow audiences, whether it's leaping from a six-foot cherry pie, dancing with a group of military cheerleaders or pulling out a 50-guitar orchestra.

Sound insane? Well, of course.

MacGeraghty's view of rock & roll is that it has become stagnant over the years and is now "a relentless array of mass-manufactured children in flannel, burning their baby-white cheeks with boiling angst." MacGeraghty believes in flipping the genre upside down, having musicians dress in wild costumes and returning rock to its rebellious roots. Just as the New York Dolls, Queen, and KISS once transcended the definition of rock & roll, The Gun & Doll Show is also taking music to another level, bending the rules and spitting on cliches.

MacGeraghty's music reflects the new face of rock - a distorted hall of mirrors where anything is possible. When he lost his finger, he gained the point of rock n' roll's existence to startle, to innovate, to inspire and to have fun.

When you enter the mind of the Gun and Doll Show, you will not be given a roadmap. Just strap yourself in and let them take you for an unforgettable ride.

Lyrics

The Toughest Thing

Written By: Killian MacGeraghty

Just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream

Talk about sex and religion, religion, religion
The spotted owl in the forest the forest the forest
She can tell by the look in my eye
And I can tell she's about to cry
She knows that I can't lie

Cuz I know that love
It's the toughest thing to talk about
That's right, it's love
The hardest thing to lie about
I know that love the toughest thing to talk about is still love
the hardest thing to lie about

Are you awake or are you sleeping
Seems like you don't know what you're saying
I wanted to be
Just like that favorite boy in your dreams
You said he never lied
I wanted to be
Just like that favorite boy in your dreams
You said he never lied
That's hard to beat
Are you awake or are you sleeping

Go to sleep
Just go to sleep
Just go to sleep

Automatic

Written By: Killian MacGeraghty

Found a new way to make love to you. Automatic
Found it on the Internet Gotta Have It
Found a new way to make love to you. Automatic
Are you ready Click and Drag It
32 minutes 17 seconds Automatic
32 minutes 17 Click and drag it
ooooo oooo

Says here it'll do Automatic
For a girl like you Gotta have it
Calculate your height and weight Automatic
How long will it take Click and drag it

32 minutes 17 seconds Automatic
32 minutes 17 Click and drag it

You can't touch it, you can't taste it
Don't you suppose, there could be a better life for you,
there could be a better life for you

Bazoomba doomsday / Bazoomba Oompa Virus
Automatic

Guerilla Girl

Written By: Killian MacGeraghty

Got a sense of duty to my baby x 3

I like a girl comfortable with a grenade
My girlfriend's guns are all homemade woo-hoo
Wouldn't be right. Take off those boots
Laced buckled and strapped uh huh What is it like?
You ever jumped out of a plane without a parachute? That's what it's like x 3

I could be going insane x 3

I like a boy comfortable with a grenade
My boyfriend’s guns are all homemade woo-hoo
Wouldn't be right. Take off those boots
Laced buckled and strapped uh huh What is it like?
You ever jumped out of a plane without a parachute?

We got a place outside of town
A secret hiding place twenty feet underground woo-hoo
Wouldn't be right Unlock that door
Latched bolted and braced uh huh What is it like?
You ever been left with just one thing to live for?
My guerilla girl My military man x 2 ½

Remember when x 2
We didn't have to eat out of contaminated cans
We never even thought of killing our friends
We could go out dressed up nice, not have to defend our lives
Twice, Twice Twice a night we fight
We do it twice twice Twice a night we fight
Guerilla girl Am I your military man, my guerilla girl?

Discography

*Miricle Single Vinyl
*Working on the Bomb
*Live Blood Live album
*American Radio 1
*Fortune Cookie Compilation 1
*Fortune Records Compulation 2

Video Clips available at: http://www.gunanddollshow.com/video/video.html

Set List

Our typical set is an hour and a half. We have a huge library of songs to choose from, so each show is different and surprisingly fun.

Crowd favorites include Can You Feel It, with NFL chics and sassy cheerleading dancers, The Cowboy Lingerie Show, which showcases sexy cowgirls, and any song that involves Killian shimmying, shaking, flailing, wailing, wiggling and the like.