Go for Your Guns was the fifth album by the 3+3 line-up of the Isley Brothers and was a landmark album for the group on many levels. A mixture of molten funk tunes and beautiful ballads weaving in and out of each other led to massive sales and huge chart success.
The album featured smash R&B and pop hits that continued the rise of the Isleys’ popularity in the mid-seventies. “The Pride” hit the #1 spot on the R&B charts and was followed by “Livin’ in the Life,” which went all the way to #4 on the same chart. In addition, both singles did very respectably on the pop charts. Ernie Isley’s guitar showcase “Voyage to Atlantis” also charted R&B and “Footsteps in the Dark” became one of the most sampled tracks of the rap era, most notably forming the basis of Ice Cube’s biggest hit “It Was a Good Day.” All leading to an album that climbed to the top of the R&B charts and crossed over to #6 on the pop chart.
In-depth liner notes by A. Scott Galloway include reflections from band members Ernie Isley and Chris Jasper. Brilliantly remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York City.