There aren’t that many of the original NY punks from the 70’s left….but we still have Walter Lure who graced ‘Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers’ and helped write a ton of fab fast punky faves. Thankfully, he’s still happy to bash them out for us.
First up were ‘…and the Hangnails’ (not from New York…just York) a 2 piece who blew the place apart with wild drumming and rocking guitar! With an awesome sound like that – why bother with a bass…..or anything else for that matter…..Still not sure how they managed to pull it off – will be looking out for them again for sure! One to watch…
Walter Lure was an absolute joy from start to finish “…here’s another one I wrote with someone who’s now dead..” “We were supposed to be touring with the Pistols but nowhere would let us play because John had said ‘Fuck’ on TV…..except Leeds! You guys didn’t care….” “Here’s one in a similar vein….but a different arm” “The Pistols had written ‘New York’ as a slight on the bands there at theat time so I wrote ‘London Boys’ with Johnny Thunders in response”
Playing loads off the wonderful LP L.A.M.F. (it’s only half an hour long – go and put it on) we all had big grins on our faces as the perfect punk-pop tunes just kept on coming….‘Let’s go’ ‘Do you love me’ ‘Born to Lose’ ‘One track mind‘ and of course ‘Chinese Rocks’ “Dee Dee had wrote it but The Ramones didn’t want to record it because they thought it would be bad for their reputation….so who we gonna get to record it…..” A top top night!
Bob the Chiropodist