FREUDLP135 cover LP Mockup 225pxFour Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers' demo sessions from 1976 & 1977, in limited transparent 180g magenta vinyl. 

Includes inner bag with a Walter Lure interview by Thunders’ biographer Nina Antonia in 2005 and a 12” poster insert of the Roberta Bayley L.A.M.F. cover outake photo.  Due for release on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 25 2022.

Compiled together on one album for the first time, are four Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers' studio demo sessions - two from 1976 in New York and two from 1977 in London.  Previously they'd appeared mostly scattered over now-deleted box sets.

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 also points to the direction they would have gone had they not split up.  It includes 'I Wanna Be Loved' taken from a 1/4" master-tape discovered by Walter Lure in his attic, after a version mastered from cassette appeared on the now-deleted 'Definitive Edition' box set.

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.

Tracks 1–3 Essex Studio demo, Feb ’77; 4–9 Jay Nap Studio demo, Fall ’76; 10–13 SBS Studio demo, Jan ’76; 14–16 Riverside Recordings demo, Dec ’77.  The sessions also feature Richard Hell (1976 pre-Billy Rath) and Terry Chimes (1977 post-Jerry Nolan).

Cat.No: FREUDLP135  UPC: 5013145213513  Where to buy?  Check stores in your country, below, or else at our Jungle Records Store

*The sold-out 'L.A.M.F. - the found '77 masters' vinyl album has a 45th Anniversary issue, out now September 2 2022.  In the USA, it's a 'RSD Essentials' release; in the UK it's on sale at the Jungle Direct store here.  These demo tracks are also available on CD as the bonus disc to 'L.A.M.F. the FOUND '77 masters' which is available here.

Heartbreakers 'the L.A.M.F. demo sessions' LP cover

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** Note: Much delayed!  Now we have copies available here: Jungle Records Store