On this day in music history: March 26, 1977 - “Go For Your Guns”, the fifteenth album by The Isley Brothers is released. Produced by The Isley Brothers, it is recorded at Bearsville Studios in Bearsville, NY from October 1976 - January 1977. Issued as the follow up to the bands third Platinum album “Harvest For The World”, The Isleys continue their streak as one of the top bands of the era. After working closely with musicians Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil on their previous four albums, “Go For Your Guns” is the first Isley Brothers album to be helmed completely by the band alone. "Guns" sees the three younger members of the band stretching and flexing their creative muscle further. Led by the funky and socially conscious “The Pride” (#1 R&B, #63 Pop), the albums combination of stomping funk-rock and tender slow jams make it another instant success. The side two closer “Livin’ In The Life” (#4 R&B, #40 Pop) featuring the title track instrumental reprise becomes another fan favorite, and a highlight of The Isley Brothers live performances during this era. It spins off off a further single with the ballad “Voyage To Atlantis” (written mostly by lead guitarist Ernie Isley) (#50 R&B), which also becomes one of the bands most popular and loved songs. Though not released as a single A-side, the track “Footsteps In The Dark” becomes a huge R&B airplay favorite, as well as being widely sampled by several artists including Ice Cube (“It Was A Good Day”) and J. Dilla (“Won’t Do”). First issued on CD in the early 90’s, the album is remastered and reissued in 2015 with three additional bonus tracks added, and is included in the career retrospective box set “The Isley Brothers - The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters (1959 - 1983). "Go For Your Guns” spends one week at number one on the Billboard R&B album chart, peaking at number six on the Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.