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Johnny Thunders: Diary Of A Lover (Jem); Hurt Me (New Rose, import)

Julie Panebianco, The Boston Phoenix, 7 February 1984

JOHNNY THUNDERS' drug habit has been his brazen insignia since his days with the New York Dolls. In fact, he once led the notorious Junkies — a band that remained an unrecorded legend because none of the members would ever show up for rehearsals. Fans have often suggested that Thunders set out to be the Keith Richards of the '70s: he took Richards's love affair with decadence and deepened it into a nearly fatal obsession.

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