Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
This New York aggregation got more of a name for their extracurricular indulgences than for their music, which is a crying shame, since--as this dreadfully recorded, yet brilliant debut proves--they were as potent a rock f... more »
This New York aggregation got more of a name for their extracurricular indulgences than for their music, which is a crying shame, since--as this dreadfully recorded, yet brilliant debut proves--they were as potent a rock force as the early punk scene produced. Junkie paeans like "Chinese Rocks" and "Born Too Loose" stagger along with defiant, on-the-edge vitality, due in large part to the street-waif yowl and post-Keef guitar wrangling of leader Johnny Thunders. But don't get the notion that the Heartbreakers were one-trick ponies: Tracks like "All by Myself" and "I Wanna Be Loved" rank with the most poignant rock songs of the era. L.A.M.F. (we're sure you can figure out the acronym) is a foundation piece for any rock collection. --David Sprague
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This, my friends, is rock n' roll
David Whitley (email@example.com) | 09/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Throw that Elton John disc at your neighbor's yapping mutt, use Shania Twain as a coaster, and take one loud, glorious listen to this. You'll rejoice the day you did. LAMF is rock n' roll at it's absolute zenith: a screaming ball of Chuck Berry-inspired fire that will blow your eyes through the back of your skull. If you aren't up pogoing across your living room by the time "Can't Keep My Eyes on You" hits your speakers, you're either dead or a Republican."
Great album but buy " The Lost '77 Mixes" version instead
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This great album by The Heartbreakers has been around in at least three versions since 1977. The original release on Track records suffered from a terrible mix that doomed this fantastic and overlooked album. This version "LAMF Revisited" was released in 1984 and boasts only marginally better sound than the original. As best I can tell the treble was boosted on this release. I listened to it back to back versus my Lp version and the sound and mix is better but still poor.The good news is that in 1994 Jungle Records got hold of the original masters and started from scratch. This new version "LAMF The Lost '77 Mixes" finaly delivers a mix and sound quality that does this classic album justice. You really have to wonder if things would have been better for the Heartbreakers if the album always sounded this way. I am not one who believes in altering what the artists originaly intended but Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan were always disgusted with the sound on the original album. In addition this version maintains the original song order plus adds the same two bonus tracks as "Revisited"... Enjoy!!!"
From the Gods of 76' & 77' - born from the new york dolls...
David Whitley (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Auckland, New Zealand. | 06/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To listen to Johnny Thunders and the crew again for the first time in 20 years; my skin responded with goose bumps! This is the audio bible. This group made the Pistols, Clash, Damned & Stranglers look like infants in a crib. The New York Dolls were good, but this CD just shows that the follow on; the Heartbreakers, were fantastic. Malcolm Maclarren wishes he carried on with these guys after the Dolls, but the Sex Pistols were one of his many mistakes..... We all know what L.A.M.F. stands for, and as coloquial, biblical, sociology says; that's the best. Just buy it, love it, play it, and re-live it again; FABULOUS."