Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Music And Life Of Johnny Thunders Is Examined With A New Live Album & Movie Release

Rock and roll/punk artist Johnny Thunders is the subject of two new films, one features lost concert footage of Thunders from 1984. The other film revolves around the mysterious death of Johnny Thunders in 1991. The new live release titled "Madrid Memory" features Johnny Thunders performing as a member of The Heartbreakers, which he formed following his departure from the New York Dolls. The show was recorded in Madrid, Spain on June 14th, 1984. The quality of the recording is not perfect, but professional recorded for Madrid television. The seventeen-song set includes a mix of Heartbreakers and New York Dolls originals, as well as songs from Thunders solo albums with a handful of cover songs thrown in. After starting the night with the instrumental "Pipeline," Thunders finds his groove on "Just Another Girl" and "Alone In A Crowd," before slowing down for the ballad "Sad Vacation" and a garage rock-style cover of Booker T & The MGs "Green Onions." Thunders explodes with "I Love You" and "Born Too Loose," before closing the show with a nine-minute acoustic set featuring the songs "Eve Of Destruction" and "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory." A special edition of this release features a CD of the entire show along with the DVD. To find out more, please visit mvdshop.com.

Arriving at a later date, is a new film titled "Room 37: The Mysterious Death Of Johnny Thunders," starring Leo Ramsey as Johnny Thunders. The story is based on true events which take place as Thunders arrives in New Orleans to begin the next chapter of his life. At this point in his life, Johnny Thunders was staying clean from drugs, taking on a new musical sound and preparing to reconnect with his children. Then, something happens that turns his life turns upside down. His hotel room gets robbed, which takes Thunders down a dangerous path that leads to his mysterious death. The film arrives soon through Cleopatra Entertainment, in association with Industrialism Films. For more information about "Room 37: The Mysterious Death Of Johnny Thunders," please visit mvdshop.com

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