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Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers

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The Heartbreakers: L.A.M.F.

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, 1 October 1977

'Living in the jungle, it ain't so hard/But livin' in the city, it can eat out, eat out your heart...' ...

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: L.A.M.F.

Review by Nina Antonia, MOJO, July 1994

THIS IS NOT PUNK: THIS IS EDDIE COCHRAN and Gene Vincent dragged screaming into 1977. ...

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A Conservative Impulse in the New Rock Underground

Report by James Wolcott, The Village Voice, 18 August 1975

"No longer is the rock impulse revolutionary — i.e., the transformation of oneself and society — but conservative: to carry on the rock tradition." ...

N.Y. Club's Talent Search: Anybody Listening?

Report by Ed McCormack, Rolling Stone, 23 October 1975

NEW YORK — The gaudy white awning of CBGB shines like a lighthouse for freaks amid the darkened, derelict-strewn doorways of the Bowery — where ...

New York: The Sound Of '75

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 8 November 1975

"BEAT ON the brat, beat on the brat, beat on the brat with a baseball bat..." ...

New York: Plug in to the Nerve-ends of the Naked City

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 27 March 1976

In downtown Manhattan the rock 'n' roll war rages on as potential crown princes of Punkdom battle for recognition.. NICK KENT interprets the action ...

Sex Pistols, Damned, Clash, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Leeds Polytechnic

Live Review by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 11 December 1976

Punk! On stage! ...

Pistols, Clash etc.: What Did You Do On The Punk Tour, Daddy?

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 18 December 1976

The Sex Pistols/The Clash/The Heartbreakers /The Buzzcocks: Electric Circus, Manchester ...

Sex Pistols, The Clash, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Electric Circus, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 25 December 1976

THREE DANCE bands playing the Electric Circus for the second time in ten days. They're back because the Circus is one of the very few ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Italians Define Rock 'N' Roll

Report and Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 5 March 1977

"YOU ITALIAN? You look Italian," says Johnny Thunders when we're introduced. ...

Iggy Pop: Friar's, Aylesbury; Cherry Vanilla, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Wayne Country, Siousxsie & The Banshees: The Roxy, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 12 March 1977

Run with the pack as ace reporter Joe Varnish checks out Iggy Pop, The Heartbreakers, Cherry Vanilla, Wayne County and one or two local boys ...

NY Punk

Report by Kris Needs, ZigZag, April 1977

Well, we got through to the second issue despite opposition from the hippies. Anyway, here we are...and it's about time we went Over The Top ...

The Clash, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: A Storm Is Coming

Interview by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, April 1977

Last week Clash jumped 60 places in the chart and Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers packed out London's Marquee. New Wave is now Big Wave. ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Rings: Music Machine, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 28 May 1977

Getting those (Chinese) rocks off ...

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: D*T*K*L*A*M*F

Report and Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 4 June 1977


The Ramones: So The New Wave Have Scruples Too

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 18 June 1977

JOHNNY RAMONE is quite definitely pissed off. ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Bring a freezer, you're gonna need it

Report by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 25 June 1977

THE HEARTBREAKERS (make that THE JUNKIES), St Albans and Birmingham ...

Trash: The Story of the New York Dolls

Retrospective and Interview by Kris Needs, Sounds, 25 June 1977

THE ONE gig I'm never ever gonna forget happened in early 1974 at the opening night of the Rainbow Room on the sixth floor of ...

The Heartbreakers: LAMF

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, October 1977

THE HEARBREAKERS are one of my fave live bands. For sheer ecstatic raunch you can't beat 'em. This album has been a long time coming. ...

Billy, Walter and Johnny: The Heartbreakers

Interview by Jon Savage, Sounds, 1 October 1977

INTERVIEW TAKES place on a second floor flat, a stone’s throw away from the Thames. Present are: Walter Lure and Billy Rath, singer/guitarist and bassist ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: L.A.M.F. (Track 2409 218)

Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, 15 October 1977

LET'S DISPENSE with some inevitables. One. Heartbreakers Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan were originally part of, the New York Dolls and, of course, we all ...

Top Drummers Get Itchy Feet Dept.: Why I Quit The Heartbreakers by Jerry Nolan

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 15 October 1977

WHEN IS A Heartbreaker not a Heartbreaker? It may sound like the first half of a funny story but the sad truth is it's no ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Thunders and Lightning

Report by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 29 October 1977

BARRY CAIN gets struck down by the crazy past and present of THE HEARTBREAKERS ...

New York Lights Up With Soggy Matches!

Overview by Robert Duncan, Creem, November 1977

A Consumer Guide To Rock's Last Drag by Robert Drizzle Duncan ...

Penetration, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: London, Vortex

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 3 December 1977

No more heroes ...

The Jerry Nolan Story!!

Interview by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, July 1978

JERRY NOLAN is 32 years old. He has been in the New York Dolls and the Heartbreakers. He has made three albums which did not ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Max's Kansas City, New York NY

Live Review by Susin Shapiro, The Village Voice, 4 September 1978

Johnny Thunders: D.O.A., L.A.M.F. ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Max's Kansas City, New York NY

Live Review by Jim Green, Record Mirror, 3 March 1979

DURING WHAT was billed as the Heartbreakers' "237th Farewell Performance" (truth in advertising?), Johnny Thunders announced that Tony Machine, who'd drummed for the Thunder-less '76 ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Max's Kansas City, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 16 June 1979

THE HEARTBREAKERS have abandoned the conceit of billing each of their now regular appearances at Max's as a 'farewell' gig and it looks a safe ...

Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers: Heartbreakers Live at Max's Kansas City (Beggar's Banquet)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 28 July 1979

GOING TO have to make this one brief. Brief, because this wretched excuse for a live album is such a shameful affair that to dwell ...

The Bowery Beat: CBGBs and All That

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, The History of Rock, 1982

FROM 1970 ONWARDS, the US rock mainstream grew increasingly staid, predictable and unimaginative. On the surface, the American scene appeared to offer nothing but sleepy ...

Sylvain Sylvain and Johnny Thunders: Lonely Planet Boys

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 22 May 1982

Two of the original New York Dolls are in London. BARNEY HOSKYNS charts their destinies. ...

The Heartbreakers, Patti Palladin: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 31 March 1984

Smacked Bottoms ...

Jerry Nolan and Syl Sylvain: City Continental Divide, New York

Live Review by Michele Kirsch, New Musical Express, 9 September 1989

PRETTY UPMARKET for a rent party, or a money for drugs party, or a money for a new pair of trousers for building site bottom ...

Johnny Thunders: Punk and Drugs and Warhol

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 30 April 1991

JOHNNY THUNDERS had long been a by-word for self-destruction through drugs and hard living. In 1981, Trouser Press magazine cynically declared Thunders "legally dead" alongside a cartoon ...

The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, The Heartbreakers, The Buzzcocks: Destination Nowhere

Retrospective by Johnny Black, MOJO, December 1996

Twenty years ago this month, the Sex Pistols, Clash, Damned, Heartbreakers and Buzzcocks embarked upon the Anarchy Tour. What followed more than lived up to ...

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. ...

see also Richard Hell

see also Idols, The

see also Johnny Thunders


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