Thirteen years after its initial publication, Johnny Thunder's authorised biography 'In Cold Blood', has been resurrected and revised. The cult bible of all things Thunders, 'In Cold Blood' is the definitive portrait of the condemned man of rock 'n' roll, from the baptism of fire and tragedy that was the New York dolls, through the junkie punk years of the Heartbreakers and beyond. 'In cold Blood' is an unflinching account of a unique guitarist whose drug problems often overshadowed his considerable style and talent, and whose influence on such bands as The Sex Pistols and Guns N' Roses is still resonant.
Originally written by Nina Antonia, with Thunder's blessing, 'In Cold Blood' now contains 4 additional chapters and gives the inside track on the guitarists career, culminating with his death in New Orleans, in 1991. Featuring over 100 photographs, including some never seen before shots, 'In Cold Blood' also contains anecdotes and comments from Thunders, and fellow musicians such as Richard Hell and Jerry Nolan, plus interviews with family members and friends, and a concise discography. This book comes with a 10 track CD. Seven tracks are alternative, unreleased mixes from the recording sessions of the remarkable 1977 Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers album, 'LAMF'. The two other tracks are both live, one taken from his classic live collection, 'Chinese Rocks' and the other from his 'Belfast Rocks' album. The CD is completed by a very rare 10 minute interview with Johnny recorded in 1985.
1. 'BORN TO LOSE' Recorded Essex studios 20/2/77 - 'After-Curry' Mix 2. 'IT'S NOT ENOUGH' Recorded Ramport Studios 1/6/77 - 'Mix 3' 3. 'LET GO' Recorded Ramport Studios 10/6/77 4. 'ONE TRACK MIND' Recorded Advision Studios 10/9/77 5. 'BABY TALK' Recorded Advision 15/9/77 6. 'PIRATE LOVE' Recorded Ramport Studios 7/6/77 'Mix 4' 7. 'A LITTLE BIT OF WHORE' Recorded West 3 Studios August 1985 'Alternate Mix' 8. 'CHINESE ROCKS' Live version recorded 27/10/84 at The McMordie Hall, Queens University, Belfast 9, 'STEPPING STONE' Live version 10. INTERVIEW - Recorded 22/8/84 for DOA video
Author Nina Antonia
no. of pages:300
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