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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

JOHNNY THUNDERS - 'A White Christmas' Live @ The Peppermint Lounge N.Y.C (25/12/1981)

Here’s a double dose of NPW favourite: Johnny Thunders. First up there’s a scan of a short article from a 1994 Record Collector by Nina Antonia, the author of In Cold Blood, the definitive biography on Johnny. Secondly here’s a recording of Johnny at The Peppermint Lounge in New Yawk City on Dec 25th 1981, when Johnny filled in for The Damned, who were due to play, but couldn’t get visas.
According to Kris Needs in his book on The New York Dolls Trash! “1981 saw Johnny at rock bottom, spending most of the year in New York doing drug money club gigs.” I dunno if this was one of those gigs, but bands get paid and Johnny did drugs, as for rock bottom, well he certainly rocked, at 2am in the morning in front of a small crowd. Enjoy!
Thanx go out to Chatterboxers Mrs Bobbins for the recording and Mindless for the info.


Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

I make no apology for the drug pun title of this post. I know it's not big or clever, but I never said I was big or clever.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

More boring and predictable....

Anonymous said...

Ha! the pun was fun! Cheers for sharing mate hope you and yours have a good christmas and all that stuff.

Sorry for my lack of effort recently here, still my fave blog.

Best wishes,

MJG196 said...

Thank you much for this one, on both counts.

nekrodad said...

thanks brother, i have this on tape somewhere. saved me the trouble

planckzoo said...

i saw Johnny a few times in 81, he really was a mess. Some shows were brilliant, others were disasters, but he was always entertaining.

MARC POP said...

Please could you reup this one ?
Many thanx