Live At Max's Kansas City (Volumes 1 & 2)
"The Heartbreakers split up when Track Records folded. But in the fall of '78, Johnny Thunders, Billy Rath and Walter Lure found themselves in New York and decided to do a couple of gigs for 'old times sake' and some 'chump change'. They got together with drummer Ty Styx for some farewell gigs at Max's Kansas City, which were recorded, with the resulting album issued in 1979 on Max's Kansas City Records in the US and Beggars Banquet in the UK. It sold well, so Max's Tommy Dean decided to release a Volume 2. A long weekend of six shows was booked, this time with original drummer Jerry Nolan, but 'chemical imbalances' ruined all but half of the last show. Beggars Banquet turned down the tapes, and the Volume 2 remained unreleased until it appeared briefly on CD in the mid-90's. Now for the first time, both volumes are put together on double-vinyl!"