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Hurt me

Johnny Thunders

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Album Review

Hurt Me is a rarity in Johnny Thunders' catalog — a collection of acoustic recordings revealing that he could be a hell of a performer when he wanted to. There are a number of predictable songs here, such as the classic "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory," as well as some good covers. It's an anomaly in Thunders' catalog, and all the better for it.

Customer Reviews

So Glad To Find This One

An unplugged album before they were made popular. Figure it would have to be Thunders. Too Much Too Soon is so poignant. It defines his life and career. Listening to this now as an adult, you can only say that this is an incredibly sad album. I remember sitting listening to this when it was first released as a teenager thinking wow what a sad guy. Now, 27 years later, you can see just how lonely Thunders was. What a soul - and this plays out, from Sad Vacation, to Joey Joey to the wonderful acoustic renditions of Hurt Me and You can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory. A great listen; my opinion is that this beats So Alone hands down, for sheer passion.


Born: 15 July 1952 in Queens, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

Johnny Thunders was the first punk rock guitar hero, earning a cult following for his noisy but epic style a few years before the insouciant new music gained its name. Following in the footsteps of his idol and role model Keith Richards, Johnny Thunders (born John Anthony Genzale, Jr.) lived the ultimate rock & roll life, spending most of his days churning out tough, sloppy three-chord rock & roll and gaining nearly as strong a reputation for his decades-long struggle with addiction as for...
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