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June 18th

The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath and Jerry Nolan) with four studio demo sessions from 1976 and 1977, compiled onto one album for the first time. Two sessions were recorded in 1976 in New York, including four tracks in their early incarnation with Richard Hell and later six tracks after Billy Rath had joined on bass. In London in 1977, they recorded one session just prior to signing with Track Records, and another after L.A.M.F. had been released, with The Clash’s Terry Chimes on drums replacing the newly departed Jerry Nolan.

Pressed on transparent magenta vinyl, it comes with a 12” poster of the Roberta Bayley cover photo, an outtake from the L.A.M.F. cover session, and an inner bag with Walter Lure interviewed by Johnny Thunders’ biographer Nina Antonia in 2005.

The album shows the development of the band building towards their classic 1977 ‘L.A.M.F.’ album (recently reissued with a newly found original master), and further points to the direction they would have gone had they not split up.


Side One
Born Too Loose
Chinese Rocks
Let Go
Can’t Keep My Eyes On You
I Love You
It’s Not Enough
Do You Love Me
Take A Chance

Side Two
Born To Lose
I Wanna Be Loved
Going Steady
Flight
Pirate Love
Give Her A Great Big Kiss
Too Much Junkie Business
London Boys

June 18th

The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath and Jerry Nolan) with four studio demo sessions from 1976 and 1977, compiled onto one album for the first time. Two sessions were recorded in 1976 in New York, including four tracks in their early incarnation with Richard Hell and later six tracks after Billy Rath had joined on bass. In London in 1977, they recorded one session just prior to signing with Track Records, and another after L.A.M.F. had been released, with The Clash’s Terry Chimes on drums replacing the newly departed Jerry Nolan.

Pressed on transparent magenta vinyl, it comes with a 12” poster of the Roberta Bayley cover photo, an outtake from the L.A.M.F. cover session, and an inner bag with Walter Lure interviewed by Johnny Thunders’ biographer Nina Antonia in 2005.

The album shows the development of the band building towards their classic 1977 ‘L.A.M.F.’ album (recently reissued with a newly found original master), and further points to the direction they would have gone had they not split up.


Side One
Born Too Loose
Chinese Rocks
Let Go
Can’t Keep My Eyes On You
I Love You
It’s Not Enough
Do You Love Me
Take A Chance

Side Two
Born To Lose
I Wanna Be Loved
Going Steady
Flight
Pirate Love
Give Her A Great Big Kiss
Too Much Junkie Business
London Boys

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The L.A.M.F. demo sessions [RSD 2022]
Artist: Heartbreakers
Format: LP
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June 18th

The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath and Jerry Nolan) with four studio demo sessions from 1976 and 1977, compiled onto one album for the first time. Two sessions were recorded in 1976 in New York, including four tracks in their early incarnation with Richard Hell and later six tracks after Billy Rath had joined on bass. In London in 1977, they recorded one session just prior to signing with Track Records, and another after L.A.M.F. had been released, with The Clash’s Terry Chimes on drums replacing the newly departed Jerry Nolan.

Pressed on transparent magenta vinyl, it comes with a 12” poster of the Roberta Bayley cover photo, an outtake from the L.A.M.F. cover session, and an inner bag with Walter Lure interviewed by Johnny Thunders’ biographer Nina Antonia in 2005.

The album shows the development of the band building towards their classic 1977 ‘L.A.M.F.’ album (recently reissued with a newly found original master), and further points to the direction they would have gone had they not split up.


Side One
Born Too Loose
Chinese Rocks
Let Go
Can’t Keep My Eyes On You
I Love You
It’s Not Enough
Do You Love Me
Take A Chance

Side Two
Born To Lose
I Wanna Be Loved
Going Steady
Flight
Pirate Love
Give Her A Great Big Kiss
Too Much Junkie Business
London Boys

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