TVD Radar: L.A.M.F., Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers’ classic revisited, in stores 12/8

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Sole surviving Heartbreaker Walter Lure was joined by Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, and MC5’s Wayne Kramer over two nights at New York City’s Bowery Electric club in November 2016, and the event captured for posterity. Also joining them on stage were guests including Jesse Malin of D-Generation, Liza Colby, and the Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome. The DVD features bonus material of interviews with all four band-members along with Jesse Malin.

L.A.M.F. is the album recorded by Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers in punk-era London, after they accompanied the Sex Pistols, the Damned, and the Clash on the aborted “Anarchy Tour.” Being ex-members of the New York Dolls they were lauded by the young punks, and went on to record the high-octane rock’n’roll album, in retrospect labelled as a classic.

This live DVD, colored vinyl LP, and CD follows on from the remastered 40th anniversary edition of L.A.M.F. and the reissue of an extended Definitive Edition 4CD box set (and triple-vinyl) of the albums many mixes and demos.

The release coincides with Walter Lure taking his L.A.M.F. show on out the road again—this time with the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock on bass, Social Distortion’s Mike Ness on guitar and vocals, and again Blondie’s Clem Burke on drums. They play six dates starting at the end of November 2017 covering US east and west coasts, with gigs in Los Angeles, San Diego, Brooklyn, and New York.

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