Label: Meldac Corporation - MEL-8 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock •
The reissue adds two previously unissued cuts, "So Alone" and "The Wizard. Thunders didn't release anything else under his own name for five years after that. Diary of Tired Rockin - Jimmy K* - Trouble Traveller Lover consists of those studio cuts plus a subsequent item.
At Cold Blood 's best, Thunders pounds out a stinging "Green Onions" that suggests his guitar skills aren't gone yet. Narrated in New Yawkese by the artist, New Too Much Junkie Business offers live, demo and live-in-the- studio recordings fromco-produced by Jimmy Miller, with a variety of players helping out on renditions of items from the Dolls' repertoire "Jet Boy," "Great Big Kiss"a Gang War track and numbers that overlap Diary of a Lover.
Most notable is "Sad Vacation," a tribute to Sid Vicious. The Hurt Me CD contains five bonus tracks. Helenean illustrious cast of guest stars and a surprisingly easygoing, clearheaded outlook. In fact, the most wasted thing about this LP is the unnecessary cover shot of Thunders looking like the not-so-living dead.
Punk filmmaker Lech Kowalski shot and recorded a pair of Mudd Club shows for his portrait of a junkie not JT feature, Gringobut didn't use the results, so an hour's worth of the music wound up released as Stations of the Cross. Backed by Lure and drummer Jerry Nolan, plus someone identified only as Talarico, a reasonably cogent Thunders runs through such songs as "So Alone," "In Cold Blood," "Chinese Rocks" and "Too Much Junkie Business," punctuating the lively performances with Tired Rockin - Jimmy K* - Trouble Traveller hysterical inter-song patter.
Before ending, the tape takes an odd detour: a hotel room conversation, participants unknown, followed by a solo acoustic number. Note the editing boo-boo that swaps the spoken introductions for "Pipeline" and "Wipeout," both identified correctly on the sleeve. The modestly talented Kurata is totally out of his league here. Sharing the spotlight for once, Thunders contributes solid musicianship, imaginative Witch Doctor - Radioinactive - Pyramidi poignant performances and an overriding sense of well-behaved fun.
Totally crap sound ruins the concert portion mostly coversand the studio sessions are nearly as bad. Obviously not taken from first or even third generation masters, there are a few significant songs "Crime of the Tired Rockin - Jimmy K* - Trouble Traveller "M.
If the original tapes could be located, there'd be a great single in here. As it stands, however, Gang War is a total waste. Thunders died in New Orleans in April
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