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ARTIST
TITLE
Live at Max's Kansas City Volumes 1 & 2
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FREUD 117CD FREUD 117CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/18/2015

"Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers classic live album -- the original 1978 album plus the rare Vol 2 recorded 1979. Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan formed the Heartbreakers out of the ashes of the New York Dolls in 1975. Gaining infamy in London touring with the Sex Pistols on the Anarchy tour of '76, they went on to produce just one album, the classic L.A.M.F. in 1977. The Heartbreakers split up When Track Records folded early in 1978. 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'. Jerry Nolan had moved on to play with The Idols and Sid Vicious, so they got together with drummer Ty Styx for some farewell gigs at Max's Kansas City. The resulting album was 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 and Peter Crowley decided to record a Volume 2. A long weekend of shows was booked, this time with original drummer Jerry Nolan, but 'chemical imbalances' ruined all but half of the last show. Beggars turned down the tapes, and Volume 2 remained unreleased, appearing only briefly on CD in the mid-90's. Now for the first time, both volumes are brought together on single CD. The audio has been repaired and remastered by Peter Crowley."