Book Review: To Hell and Back: My Life in Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers, in the Words of the Last Man Standing

Hardcore fans of the punk rock Heartbreakers will dig this insider’s account of what was, perhaps, rock’s most dysfunctional band. Lure, the band’s bassist (and lead singer on key songs), covers all the key moments, including the band’s chaotic be- ginnings on New York’s Lower East Side and its infamous tour with the Sex Pistols and the Clash—eyewitness and midwife to the birth of U.K. punk. Fans of the tumultuous Thunders/Dolls/Heartbreakers world will eat this up.

By Walter Lure with Dave Thompson

(hardcover) $25.95