Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johhny Thunders, Heartbreakers|
L.A.M.F. - The Lost Mixes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Reissue of the classic punk album originally released in 1977. Now an enhanced CD featuring the PC & Mac compatible video for 'Chinese Rocks'. Packaged in the original artwork, includes 12-page booklet. 1994 release. Stand... more »
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Reissue of the classic punk album originally released in 1977. Now an enhanced CD featuring the PC & Mac compatible video for 'Chinese Rocks'. Packaged in the original artwork, includes 12-page booklet. 1994 release. Standard jewel case.
One of punk's finest
TimothyFarrell22 | Massachusetts | 11/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Good punk album elevated to great due to the new remixes. Personally, I feel this is right up there with "Rocket to Russia", "Blank Generation", and "Talking Heads '77" as a classic American punk album. There is a certain joy to the rock 'n' roll sounds that are captured on this album, and it is certainly the best post-Dolls Thunders release. I had heard a few of the original mixes, and quite frankly they were below par. The guitars and lyrics sound blurry. Thankfully, someone decided to show us all how it was truly a great album despite it's sound imperfections by remixing it. As the story of the band goes, the album failed to make a good amount of money, and they broke up. I guess the song "Born to Lose" is a little prophetic."
A diamond in the rough no more
Greg R. Lowther | 07/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Heartbreakers were among the true pioneers of the mid 70's New York punk scene. Their debut album "L.A.M.F. was released in 1977 on Track records. Impossible to find even at the time the album featured a terrible muddy mix that destroyed any hope for this brilliant album. Add to the poor sound the self destructive behavior of the band members and the quick bankrupcy of the record label and L.A.M.F. quickly sank into obscurity.This new release on Jungle Records miraculously rescues the sound on this album. I have owned this album for 22 years in three different versions and the sound difference is day from night. This verson is also far superior to the LAMF Revisited release from 1984.Now to the group and the album. For the uninitiated the Heartbreakers were formed by Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan(both sadly deceased)in 1975 after the breakup of their first band the New York Dolls. They travelled to England to play on the Anarchy tour with the Sex Pistols etc. I saw them live twice and if they were in the right frame of mind they were terriffic. Check out the Live at Max's '79 album.L.A.M.F contained 12 songs originaly and this version adds the wonderful "Can't Keep My Eyes On You" plus a concert favorite a cover of "Do You Love Me". Great cuts include the too aptly named "Born To Lose", "All By Myself", the first version of "Chinese Rocks" written by the Ramones for the Heartbreakers, "Get Off The Phone". Long time Heartbeaker fans will not recognize these new mixes. Most improved might be "Baby Talk" that actully has a guitar riff chorus that is the key to the song and was burried for 23 years.If you are a Heartbreakers fan and do not have this version you must buy it. I know we have all heard and bought "re-mixed" versions of this album in the past only to have our hearts broken again but his version delivers. I would also reccomend this album to fans of mid 70's punk and new wave. I would put this album in my top 15 of this genre right behind the debut albums by Television, The Clash, the Sex Pistols, Patty Smith, "Come Home" and "Rocket to Russia" by the Ramones and a couple ohters.Not many things went right for the Heartbreakers during their brief career but they made a terrific album that can and deserves to be heard."
After all these years......still a great album
Greg R. Lowther | Long Beach, California United States | 02/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had this album on vinyl as a kid, and played the [...] out of it. I saw it was now on cd and just had to buy it. Its still great, and has influenced so many musicians over the years such as: The Jones, The Humpers, 8 Foot Tender, etc. If you own a New York Doll album, buy this one too. Also check out Johnny's So Alone album."