Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Have Faith is a concert account of the man who said "Short lives make good movies," and then set out to prove it. I saw him performing the basic repertoire featured on this 1988 performance. The show I witnessed (which ope... more »
Have Faith is a concert account of the man who said "Short lives make good movies," and then set out to prove it. I saw him performing the basic repertoire featured on this 1988 performance. The show I witnessed (which opened--90 minutes late--with "Pipeline," the first track here), was an entertaining mess, with Johnny stumbling about from screwdriver to screwdriver; the cocktails had been placed strategically about the stage so he wouldn't have to venture far for refreshment. The music was incidental to the spectacle. Too much junkie business, indeed. --Steven Stolder
Greekfreak | Pusan Korea (South) | 10/23/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When compared to the Heartbreakers' 79 live album, or even 'Add Water and Stir' (the posthumous double live album from '91), this album isn't all that spectacular, regardless of what this other reviewer might believe. On top of that, the lack of any audience noise (if there even IS an audience) makes me believe this is actually a live 'studio' recording.The performance isn't less than entertaining, but even the 'In Cold Blood' album (which compiles several live tracks) is a much better attempt at a live album than this one. It's budget priced, but runs at under 40 minutes. Being a 'take the money and run' performance, notwithstanding, it's still better than a lot of crap that's currently out on the market, including subsequent NY Dolls bootlegs like 'Back in the U.S.A.'. But get the majority of his studio albums, and check this out if you think it's not enough.By no means should you start out with this one, though."
Loud, sloppy rock and roll but thats what makes it great
Greekfreak | 09/07/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While this CD doesn't have any new material and one can get all this from a hundred different sources other than 'Have Faith', its great. It focuses on the music and not the psycho-babble in-between the songs like many of his other releases. Yes, its sloppy, from the playing to the mixing, but its fun to listen to. Johnny blows right through 'Too Much Junkie Business', 'Chinese Rocks', and 'Born to Lose' in about 10 minutes with no breaks between the songs. The end of 'Born To Lose' has him scrambling over the guitar and it fades out, making you want to hear more from this show. The last 4 songs are acoustic and are 'ok', but its the first 8 songs that makes the release very enjoyable. Note: Should be played as loud as possible!"