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March 18, 2019

Que Sera, Sera Resurrected – Johnny Thunders

FREUDLP 129 Que Sera, Sera was a good record following a great one. Thunders first solo LP So Alone (1978) featured a strong songs from a lengthy back-catalogue, plus impressive performances from a stellar line up of famous friends. By the time the ten tracks on Que Sera, Sera appeared in 1985 the post-punk world was less receptive to Thunders […]

May 31, 2018

So Alonesome – Johnny Thunders

Remarquable Records RMO2 Another Remarquable release from Pedro Mercedes’ label, dedicated to spreading the word about the excellence of Johnny Thunders studio work during his brief sojurn on Dave Hill’s Real Records.  Hence this latest release, a 12” ten track vinyl LP issued for Record Store Day 2018 which expands and amplifies Thunders So Alone […]

May 1, 2018

Record Store Day 2018 – Seven Inch Heaven from Buffalo Springfield, Easybeats, The Who, Jimi Hendrix Experience and Johnny Thunders!

Buffalo Springfield – Live At Monterey 1967 EP The 1960s Record Company REP015 Gets off to fine start with For What It’s Worth, which showcases an excellent sound with good instrumental separation. This is particularly important on an extended Bluebird where there are three guitars at work with Steve Stills on lead guitar and a […]

April 21, 2016

So Alone – Johnny Thunders re-release

Remarquable Records RMQ1 Double Vinyl LP Pedro and the gang at Remarquable have really pulled out the stops on their latest release. The pressing itself is on really thick vinyl, with a limited number pressed in black/yellow/red splatter. First disc is a straight repress of the titular ten track LP. Originally released by Real in 1978 […]

November 23, 2015

Johnny Thunders – Daddy Rollin’ Stone 12″ EP ( Remarquable Records RBL2 )

  This EP represents the second salvo in Remarquable Records’ Thunders re-release programme – an even better package than its predecessor, Real Times. The sleeve takes its design cues from the “…Memory” single and features a live shot of Johnny and Patti Paladin on the rear, probably from when the Living Dead revue had a […]

December 22, 2014

Johnny Thunders – Real Times EP

Remarquable Records RBL1 The debut release on Pedro Mercedes’ Remarquable Records is a real labour of love. Pressed on fahbulous pink vinyl this 10″  has a logo that pays homage to Real Records, as does the music and the title. The tracks were recorded by Steve Lillywhite at Island studios in Hammersmith and features Thunders backed […]

October 19, 2013

Johnny Thunders – Hurt Me Re-Release (EasyAction 2CD set)

  When first released in 1983 Hurt Me highlighted a welcome second side to Johnny Thunders. Entirely accoustic and with a mixture of back catalogue and cover versions here was the Thunders of You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory and It’s Not Enough (both reworked here). Hurt Me predated the MTV Unplugged craze […]

March 13, 2012

Copy Cats – Johnny Thunders & Patti Paladin

First published December 2007 A welcome re-release on CD for a record that makes more sense now than when it first came out in 1988. Thunders’ first solo record ‘So Alone’ had received good reviews and lousy sales – it’s successor ‘Que Sera Sera’ just managed the lousy sales. So by third LP ‘Copy Cats’ […]

July 31, 2018

There’s No Bones In Ice Cream

Sylvain Sylvain’s Story of The New York Dolls (with Dave Thompson) Omnibus Press There’s No Bones In Ice Cream is a stupid title, which is never referenced or explained at any point in the book. And that is where my criticism ends. Sylvain has written a warm, funny and informative account of his life up […]

July 20, 2018

The “Ten Albums in Ten Days” Challenge

So, I have just posted my final LPs on Facebook having been challenged by Allan Jones to nominate ten records from my youth that I still listen to today. That list in full: Even Serpents Shine – The Only Ones (1979) Radio City – Big Star (1974) Teenage Head – Flamin’ Groovies (1971) Sticky Fingers […]