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Johnny Hurt Me and It Felt Like A Kiss!,
This review is from: Hurt Me (Remastered) (Audio CD)
A Johnny Thunders acoustic album? To be accurate, some of this material can easily be categorized as "demos," of some sort. And, there's plenty of older, recognizable compositions, from the Dolls' "Lonely Planet Boy" to Thunders' own, "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory." But, JT must have been in some kind of "an acoustic phase" when he made these recordings in France in Oct/Nov 1983, as he also tackles two Dylan songs (albeit, one for just 20 seconds), along with the classic, "Eve Of Destruction." One fun cover is the obscure Keith Richards co-write with manager Andrew Loog Oldham, "I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys" - a tune given to one of The Loog's stable of unsuccessful acts (and which subsequently appeared on the Stones' odds & sods album, Metamorphosis).
We have all heard the Lurid Junkie stories a million times. (I remember seeing a few farcical shows when he was on the nod back in the day as well!). Yes, such things are probably best forgotten, but such is the potency of music that all manner of things become precious. As we get older our first friendships seem all the more vital, and this album definitely has that effect on me. Having said that I would definitely recommend anyone who didn't hear this music the first time round to give it a serious go. Hurt Me is his greatest album after LAMF and So Alone and shows his vulnerable side. Now with the Dingwalls show included and new liners from the Legendary Kris Needs you cant go wrong!