Johnny Thunders
Live Crisis

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Overall this is a good CD. The sound quality is very good for a boot but I would guess that it was transferred from a vinyl record. The material comes from at least two sources:

  1. What appears to be radio show and covers the Que Sera Sera period. Sound is well recorded and there is some intertrack talking by JT. The band, which I guess includes Keith Yon and Tony St. Helene, is tight and JT gives a very good performance. The mixture of songs includes a couple of my favorites such as MIA and Cool Operator. These are the first 6 tracks on the CD.
  2. A live show, likely in Europe with the Oddballs, that includes a mixture of material which comes from Hurt Me and the regular staple of covers such as Steppin' Stone and Wipe Out. Sound quality is good, likely off the soundboard, and I like the mixture of tunes. JT gives a good performance and the band sounds fine. I think Alison Gordy is on backing vocals and it sounds like Jamie Heath on sax. Tracks 7-14 on the CD.

Track listing:

  1. Waste My Time
  2. M.I.A.
  3. Cool Operator
  4. Personality Crisis
  5. Countdown Love
  6. Little Bit Of Whore
  7. In Cold Blood/Steppin' Stone/Hit The Road Jack
  8. Pipeline
  9. Sad Vacation
  10. Disappointed In You
  11. Just Another Girl
  12. Too Much Junkie Business
  13. Wipe Out
  14. Born To Lose

Musicians:

Johnny Thunders Live Crisis
Year: 1996
Country: German?
Distributer: Mogul Nightmare Records - MNR003
Notes: Live in Europe 1985/1986.

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Modified: April 17, 2001