Holiday Foreplay

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Holiday Foreplay
Holiday Foreplay.jpg
EP by
ReleasedNovember 1991 (1991-11)
RecordedAugust 1991 (1991-08)
  • Michael James Jackson (track 1)
  • Biff Dawes (tracks 2–4)
L.A. Guns chronology
Hollywood Vampires
Holiday Foreplay
Live! Vampires

Holiday Foreplay is an extended play (EP) by American hard rock band L.A. Guns. Released in November 1991 by Polydor Records, it features one track from the band's third album Hollywood Vampires, three previously unreleased live recordings from shows on the album's promotional tour, and a short holiday message from the band's frontman Phil Lewis; the album was a promotional release, and was not made available for widespread retail purchase.


Released in November 1991, Holiday Foreplay includes one track from the studio album Hollywood Vampires ("Dirty Luv"), three live recordings from the album's promotional tour ("Some Lie 4 Love", "Rip and Tear" and "Sex Action"), and a 12-second holiday message from L.A. Guns lead vocalist Phil Lewis;[1] the previously unreleased tracks, produced and mixed by Biff Dawes, were recorded at two shows during the summer: "Some Lie 4 Love" on August 31, 1991 at Sunken Gardens in San Antonio, Texas, and "Rip and Tear" and "Sex Action" on September 14, 1991 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California.[2]


Reviewing the Holiday Foreplay EP, The Hard Report claimed that "The live tracks are cool, but it's still hard to capture the energy and excitement of their live set", adding that "these live tracks give you a little insight into the rawness of it" due to the lack of "studio gloss" added in their production.[1] Tracks from the EP reportedly received a lot of radio play, making it onto the publication's "Most Added Metal" list and later its "Hard Hitters" chart.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Dirty Luv"4:29
2."Some Lie 4 Love" (live)
  • Guns
  • Lewis
  • Cripps
  • Nickels
  • Riley
3."Rip and Tear" (live)
  • Guns
  • Lewis
  • Cripps
  • Nickels
  • Riley
4."Sex Action" (live)
5."Holiday Greetings"Lewis0:12
Total length:18:23


L.A. Guns

Additional personnel

  • Michael James Jackson – production and recording (track 1)
  • Biff Dawes – recording, engineering and mixing (tracks 2–4)
  • Maxine Miller – illustration


  1. ^ a b "Heavy Hitters: L.A. Guns, "Holiday Foreplay", Polydor/PLG" (PDF). The Hard Report. No. 255. Medford Lakes, New Jersey: The Hard Report, Inc. November 29, 1991. p. 42. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Holiday Foreplay (Media notes). L.A. Guns. Polydor Records. 1991. Retrieved January 28, 2019.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Most Added Metal" (PDF). The Hard Report. No. 256. Medford Lakes, New Jersey: The Hard Report, Inc. December 6, 1991. p. 39. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hard Hitters" (PDF). The Hard Report. No. 258. Medford Lakes, New Jersey: The Hard Report, Inc. January 10, 1992. p. 46. Retrieved January 28, 2019.

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