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