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As a founding member of the New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders can rightfully be called a founding father of punk. Leaving the raunchy Dolls in 1975, he soon formed The Heartbreakers, who, in 1977, released their sole studio album,L.A.M.F.. It stands as a prevailing document of the fertile New York scene, and the band’s bawdy, vaguely ‘50s rock-rooted sound — and drug-drenched persona — helped define the American punk style. Songs like “All By Myself,” “Get Off the Phone” and “Baby Talk” join genre classics “Born to Lose” and “Chinese Rocks” as compelling evidence of the Heartbreakers as authoritative purveyors of original punk. Their mosh-worthy take on the Contours’ “Do You Love Me?” and the hook heavy “One Track Mind” show a band with a clear affection for pop, driven in the Heartbreakers’ world by crude, sweat- and grit-soaked guitars. A year after its release, Thunders went solo, and until his death in 1991, he continued to make music and battle drug addiction. The Special Edition collection includes demos, alternate versions and other noteworthy additions.

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and probably the greatest rock n roll record of all time . i just love the sleazy guitars , thunders was just the man , it's unfortunate that this pirate from the bowery is no longer with us . I LOVE THE MAN .

oh yeah

junkie losers keep rock 'n' roll alive. JT's great. First wave NY punk rock's great

Authors of Chinese rocks

@dirtydennis: actually, chinese rocks was written by dee dee ramone and Richard hell, who was a founding member of the heartbreakers, despite what's printed on the heartbreakers and ramones albums. ("LAMF" and "End of the Century".) those "errors" were put in place to avoid paying the proper royalties to the proper people.


Born: July 15, 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 his music....
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