7/16/2011

THE HEARTBREAKERS - Live At Max's Kansas City

THE HEARTBREAKERS Live At Max's Kansas City '79 cd 1979/1996
Intro / Milk Me / Chinese Rocks / Get Off The Phone / London / Take A Chance / One Track Mind / Let Go / I Love You / Can't Keep My Eyes On You /I Wanna Be Loved / Do You Love Me /All By Myself* / Pirate Love* / Too Much Junkie Business* / Don't Mess With Cupid* / So Alone*.
Produced by P. Crowley & The Heartbreakers.
The Heartbreakers: Johnny Thunders: guitar, vocals / Walter Lure: guitar, vocals / Billy Rath: bass / Ty Styx: drums / Jerry Nolan: drums*
After Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers split in the late '70s, the band would regroup for reunion gigs from time to time (up until Thunders' death in 1991). One of their first reunions took place at N.Y.C.'s infamous Max's Kansas City in 1979, which was recorded and released soon thereafter. Due to the album's success, plans were arranged to record a second gig at Max's; the only problem was that it was aborted -- the band blasted through a total of five tracks before leaving the stage to the fans' bewilderment, and not returning (drug use was rampant among the Heartbreakers). What the good folks at ROIR have done is re-release the long out of print original "Live at Max's" album, with the five tracks from the planned Vol. 2 set tacked on as bonus tracks. The band is captured in all of its drunk-and-stoned glory, with spirited versions of all the group's best-known tunes: "Chinese Rocks," "Can't Keep My Eyes on You," "One Track Mind," and "Milk Me" (aka "Chatterbox"). Also present are strong tracks never officially recorded by the Heartbreakers: "So Alone," "Too Much Junkie Business," and "London", Thunders' response to the Sex Pistols' "New York". Allmusic.com

8 commentaires:

lostindacity a dit…

You're the best!

Anonyme a dit…

fine fine super fine recording, bad mix? the 10 inch 45 of Chinese Rocks and Born to Lose always sounded good to me, especially when played by Gary Nervo on WRUW late late Saturday Night during the heart of darkness days....thanks for putting this out there...

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS: "Live At Max's Kansas City '79" cd 1996

Anonyme a dit…

Thanks for posting this... I'm downloading it at the moment and really looking forward to hearing it. I remembering reading a review of this album when it was released (in the U.S. rock magazine Creem, I think) and being curious about it, but I had almost no idea who Johnny Thunders was at the time. Of course, I've long since found out... what a great talent, if perhaps a bit questionable as a human being.

Marticon55 a dit…

Thank you very much for this (scans and music). Thunders forever.

aikin a dit…

thanks much for this. Appreciate it.

Daniel a dit…

Got it on LP! love "Little London Boys". Thanks for this one!

Anonyme a dit…

oldfuzzface says "thank you for sharing this classic lp.3 cheers to you!"