Rock out Like A Mutha Fucka! That’s what dear, departed New York punk legend Johnny Thunders used as his battle cry. And that’s exactly what the former New York Doll did during this two-night stint in August of 1977. While the sonic quality borders on abysmal, the raw energy and primal attack of the band more than make up for it. Sorely missing is one of Thunders’ best tunes, “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory.” For punk completists and ‘70s rock historians everywhere.
Rating: 7 out of 10
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
L.A.M.F. Live at the Village Gate 1977
Producer: Brooke Arden Delarco, Walter Lure & Andy Shernoff