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Johnny Thunders: Nothing Is Forever

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, October 1978

Maybe you sneered at the New York Dolls; so maybe you missed a Distant Early Warning of the new wave. Johnny Thunders is back in ...

Johnny Thunders

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, November 1978

WHEN JOHNNY came swaggering home last month (well, second home), you could safely bet there was no other place I'd be that night than right ...

Beyond The Valley Of The New York Dolls

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, October 1981

THE FIRST TIME I ever laid eyes on the New York Dolls was New Year's Eve, 1972, at the old Mercer Arts Center, and, quite ...

You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory: Johnny Thunders

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, June 1982

"There's a certain charisma about a guy that everybody thinks is about to drop dead. It's like when Daffy Duck blows up on stage and ...

The Raincoats: The Kitchen Tapes/The Bush Tetras: Wild Things!/Johnny Thunders: Too Much Monkey Business

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, April 1983

THE LATEST trio of ROIR cassettes expands the label's category of historical documentation – a division which offers some excuse for the fact that Reachout ...

The Heartbreakers, Patti Palladin: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, March 1984

Smacked Bottoms ...

Johnny Thunders: The Marquee, London

Live Review by Carol Clerk, Melody Maker, September 1984

WHEN JOHNNY came marching back to London this time around, he took us all by surprise. ...

Johnny Thunders: An American In Sweden

Report and Interview by Richard North, Offbeat, April 1989

SO, WHY did I wait around half a day for a three-minute interview with Johnny Thunders? ...

Go, Johnny, Go: Thunders' So Alone

Sleevenotes by Ira Robbins, Sire Records, February 1992

AMONG THE LIFETIME residents of abyssville are those rock'n'rollers whose faith in the liberating rebellion of mangy guitar music gets crossed up into a personal ...

Johnny Thunders: So Alone

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 1997

JOHNNY THUNDERS'S principal solo claim to fame, So Alone consists of Dollsy covers (the Shangri-Las' ‘Give Him a Great Big Kiss,’ the Chantays' surf chestnut ...

Born To Lose: A Film About Johnny Thunders

Report by Paul Gorman, MOJO, 1998

NINETEEN YEARS in gestation, Born To Lose – which matches the addled life and times of its subject Johnny Thunders by being simultaneously intriguing and ...

Forewarned: Johnny Thunders

Book Excerpt by Nina Antonia, Cherry Red Books, August 1999

JOHNNY THUNDERS didn’t just flirt with death, he courted it. Even so, his eventual demise in New Orleans on 23rd April 1991 still came as ...

The First Punk: Johnny Thunders

Retrospective by Nina Antonia, MOJO, March 2005

FOR THE GENERATION of kids who became punks, the New York Dolls' appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test in November 1973 was an epiphany. ...

Johnny Thunders: The Heartbreak Kid

Retrospective by Graeme Thomson, Uncut, May 2011

"Everything JOHNNY THUNDERS touched broke," says one of his old bandmates. On the 20th anniversary of Thunders' death, Uncut pieces together the story of a ...

see also Gang War

see also Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers

see also New York Dolls

see also Patti Palladin

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