Johnny Thunders - So Alone [LP] (150 Gram)
Johnny Thunders, founding member and lead guitarist for 1970s proto-punk bands The New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers, was known for a gritty, intense guitar sound. His musical style served as a blueprint of sorts for bands such as the Sex Pistols. After The Heartbreakers split, Thunders recorded his first solo album, So Alone, in 1978. Featuring musicians such as Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy), Steve Jones and Paul Cook (Sex Pistols) and Peter Perrett (The Only Ones), So Alone is a true rock classic, an electric mix of rock, punk and soul that showcases Johnny Thunders at his very best.
This release is mastered for vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.
Following the drug-fueled implosion of the Heartbreakers, Johnny Thunders bounced back with his first solo outing, So Alone. Featuring a veritable who's who of '70s punk and hard rock - Chrissie Hynde, Phil Lynott, Peter Perrett, Steve Marriott, Paul Cook, and Steve Jones, among others - the record was a testament to what the former New York Dolls guitarist could accomplish with a little focus. Much like Thunders' best work with the Dolls and Heartbreakers, So Alone is a gloriously sloppy amalgam of R&B, doo wop, and three-chord rock & roll. Despite the inevitable excesses that plagued every Thunders recording session, Steve Lillywhite's solid engineering job and a superb set of songs hold everything together....[Thunders'] subsequent records were a frustrating mix of drug-addled mediocrity and downright laziness. But for one brief moment, he seemed to put it all together. That moment is So Alone.
- 150g Vinyl
- Mastered for Vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
- Pressed at QRP
- Faithful, Yet Updated Rendering of Original Artwork
- Made in the U.S.A.
- You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory
- Great Big Kiss
- Ask Me No Questions
- Leave Me Alone
- Daddy Rollin' Stone
- London Boys
- Subway Train
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