Gun were a moderately successful rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, most well known for their cover of Word Up!, originally by Cameo.
Originally called 'Blind allez' then for a short time, 'Phobia', GUN were formed in 1987 by brothers Giuliano (guitar) and Dante Gizzi (bass), with Mark Rankin (vocals), Scott Shields (drums) and Baby Stafford (guitar). Signed in 1989 by A&M Records, they released their debut album Taking on the World. Mark Rankin's cousin Sharleen Spiteri, of fellow Scottish band Texas contributed backing vocals to several songs on the album. The single "Better Days" from the album made the top 40 in the UK. Gun toured the US and supported The Rolling Stones on their European Urban Jungle Tour of 1990.
Alex Dickson replaced Baby Stafford before the release of their second album Gallus, of which the single "Steal Your Fire" was a minor hit. Spiteri again contributed backing vocals to the album.
Both Alex and Scott left before the release of Swagger, Giuliano taking over...