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Thirteen years after its initial publication Johnny Thunder's authorized biography has been resurrected and revised The cult bible of all things Thunders it is the definitive portrait of. March 2015In The Prettiest Star the author felt like the once wild big sister I needed and never had a person who would get some things to an extent even my closest friends don t I had to read by her regardless of subject because when you like someone this much almost everything they like becomes interesting Most of all I wanted to read her Peter Perrett book but last time I checked that was only available second hand for about 40 Johnny Thunders and the Dolls had always been artists that people I liked liked but which I d never seriously looked into myself Presumably odd tracks I d heard hadn t really grabbed meI discovered in the last couple of months with some old 33 13s that reading whole books about musicians whose work you don t love can be a bit boring the writing andor story has to be amazing for it to be any other way I was kind of bored here but at the same time I could see how the level of detail was exactly what a serious fan would hunger for Music aside JT isn t IMO good looking with the exception of the beautiful ue Sera Sera sleeve or possessed of much intelligence wit insight or taste He doesn t give good interview and his life story normal childhood but still became a mess through drugs lacks the poignancy of someone who struggled earlier on or who battled through later He did at least manage to do than enough to display talent and potential so the world understands what was wasted Though I do wonder if I d been around at the time if I d have come to a similar conclusion as Sounds reviewer Jane Suck who declared Thunders the most arrogant slob ever to stumble across a stageMy age is undoubtedly a big factor here and I decided to write this post before I listened to the Dolls JT album or two I must have somewhere but I think reading about an artist you don t greatly care for having this sort of life makes one see the rock n roll myth sui generis as so much bullshit Even if you still like it in the context of people you like This guy didn t start off needing the drugs because of emotional or physical not forgetting Kurt and Kavan pain but they destroyed him anyway he had uite a lot of supporters in the way that plenty don t so he never in Smash Hits parlance went down the dumper I agree that the investigation into his death was ballsed up And I m not wholly unsympathetic I just don t find him as romantic a figure as many do I m slightly fascinated by Pete Doherty although I find him physically unattractive and much of his solo work overrated his awful parents and great taste in literature make him interesting than JT and I like to hear how he s doing every now and again Reading this book reminded me of the stories about him doing rehab in Nov and I looked up a couple of recent articles delighted to find he s still clean and hope he keeps it up I ve met enough people in whom excess was the path to the palace of wisdom so whilst I m not against the debauchery in the first place I think there comes a point when people who are as addicted as either of those two are just too sodding old for it too much of a nuisance to others too much of a waste of their own abilities and they need to bloody well clean up so there s a point to the experience Hopefully becoming balanced and wise in the process and not sanctimonious killjoys As far as I m concerned the real hero of this book is Christopher Giercke a German film maker who decided to manage Thunders in the 80s after getting to know him through a friend He now lives in Mongolia this is a guy who s not afraid of a daunting experience and who s up to the challenge of one Aside from some of Antonia s gorgeous and unexpected metaphors not as many here as in the later book most of the bits of Johnny Thunders In Cold Blood I want to uote and remember are Giercke s opinions He s one of those people who has the ualities of an outstanding therapist but instead uses their abilities in the role of a friend which also allows for helpful idiosyncracies that might not fit an increasingly rule bound therapeutic system You know he begins the great task is of any teacher is to eliminate himself from the situation He must do it so he is always there from a spiritual point of view in case he is needed but something is lost if he is depended on too much Do you think the danger exists that you may look at the situation too sympathetically I hope not I don t think so You see over the past three or four years my absences have been very deliberate I want to build Johnny s self confidence make him realise he can take care of situations on his own without any help from me or anyone Everything must be done in stagesYou cannot ignore Johnny s problems Detoxification or trying for it has terrible emotional effects on him It s time to stop You cannot go on smashing all the windows threatening to throw guitars through windows getting beaten up by the police Everyone who uses these kind of drugs reacts to criticism in different waysTo deliver what is expected is not enough Johnny has the responsibility not to present a fucked up image to the world it is very selfish There is a difference between heroin addiction and having a good time In fact they have nothing in common at allYou know it s not really management s task at all it s a friend s task to develop his responsibilities to those around him However wise one is sometimes it goes wronga few pages later Gierke was well informed of the guitarist s movements but decided to stay in the shadows to see if Thunders could manage to fall on his own two feetConfused and in a bad state of chemical depression Thunders didn t take the time to analyse Christopher s actions which he regarded as a form of betrayalThe writing whilst sharper than the average rock bio isn t as great as in The Prettiest Star which was in fairness written almost 20 years later For all that a dark and destructive romanticism embues this story sometimes the humour can be marvellously dry Goaded by Grundy Johnny Rotten and the boys got into 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the boys got into a little minor league swearing the kind of surly comments that can be heard in any pub in England when last orders are called It s a good book but not one to convert me to Thunders Dolls fandomAfter writing this post I read that the Perrett book is to be reissued next month and that Antonia edited a book of Doherty s writings which was published last year

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Count of a uniue guitarist whose drug problems often overshadowed his considerable style and talent and whose influence on such bands as The Sex Pistols and Guns N' Roses is still resonan. New York Dolls were a pioneering weirdness band in the days before US punk all male they wore drag onstage inspiring the lame cowboy band they shared rehearsal space with to form KISS ha ha but that s a whole other story Johnny Thunders was the Dolls lead guitarist led a band called the Heartbreakers after the Dolls broke up and hung around with the early UK punk rock types when they came to New York to pay homage and probably introduced Sid Vicious to heroin ooops The Sex Pistols have a snarky song called New York making fun of their forebears like and Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers wrote a snarky one back called Little London Boys I Love You Almost Always drug problems often overshadowed his considerable style and talent and whose influence on such bands as The Sex Pistols and Guns N' Roses is still resonan. New York Dolls were a pioneering weirdness band in the Gloom Town days before US punk all male they wore uinze dias drag onstage inspiring the lame cowboy band they shared rehearsal space with to form KISS ha ha but that s a whole other story Johnny Thunders was the Dolls lead guitarist led a band called the Heartbreakers after the Dolls broke up and hung around with the early UK punk rock types when they came to New York to pay homage and probably introduced Sid Vicious to heroin ooops The Sex Pistols have a snarky song called New York making fun of their forebears like and Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers wrote a snarky one back called Little London Boys

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The condemned man of rock 'n' roll from the baptism of fire and tragedy that was the New York Dolls through the junkie punk years of the Heartbreakers and beyond It is an unflinching ac. Johnny ThundersIn Cold Blood By Nina Antonia This is the updated re issue of Nina s classic authorised Biography of Johnny Thunders life and death and comes complete with a cd of rarities and outtakes and an inteview with Johnny for good measure as an enticement to everyone who bought the first editionAnyway this is a no holds barred look at Johnny s rise and inevitable fall into drugs drugs and drugs The heroin and how much it cost him how every chance he ever had at true success he always found a way to screw it upnormally with the help of King Heroin and his good buddy Methadone and a whole lot of Pot besidesNina makes this into a good look at exactly who he worked with and how the relationships worked and how Johnny s relationship with his absent father tore away at him throughout his life and his never being able to forgive himself for being similarly absent from his own childrens livesA great read and some great stories toldIt has the inevitable sad ending when he was murdered or not murdered depending on who you believe for his Methadone script and some silk suits in New Orleans whilst already terminally ill with Leukemia at the age of 38In Johnny s own words You Can t Put Your Arms Around a Memory indeed you can t but you will laugh like Johnny did when Walter Lure went off and became a Commodity Broker on Wall Street when he wasn t playing with Johnny or taking Heroin proving Smackheads can earn Millions on Wall Street too Something Johnny never managed ending up with just the two suitcases of clothes and a couple of Guitars to his name oh and a catalogue of great and not so great recordings


8 thoughts on “Johnny Thunders In Cold Blood

  1. says:

    March 2015In The Prettiest Star the author felt like the once wild big sister I needed and never had – a person who would get some things to an extent even my closest friends don’t I had to read by her regardless of subject because when you

  2. says:

    The Johnny Thunders ethos is among rock and roll’s most powerful and romanticized necrophilic myths the former and now very dead New York Doll constructing a template for tonsorial sartorial and sonic splendor wi

  3. says:

    Johnny ThundersIn Cold Blood By Nina Antonia This is the updated re issue of Nina's classic authorised Biography of Johnny Thunders life and death and comes complete with a cd of rarities and outtakes and an inteview with Johnny for good measure as an enticement to everyone who bought the first editionAnyway this is a no holds barred look at Johnny's rise and inevitable fall into drugs drugs and drugs The he

  4. says:

    First off the photos of Johnny with his kids were the best Nina Antonia is a superb story teller I especially like the first couple of pages as she gives us a glimpse into Johnny's adolescence establishing the ton

  5. says:

    New York Dolls were a pioneering weirdness band in the days before US punk all male they wore drag onstage inspiring the lame cowboy band they shared rehearsal space with to form KISS ha ha but that's a whole oth

  6. says:

    Kinda similar to too much too soon but good as I must say I am a big fan of JT 3 Thank you Nina Antonia

  7. says:

    Awesome rock'n'roll destruction book

  8. says:

    Love johnny Thunders this book was very interesting informative and well written yet i was bored at timesgood way to pass a sunday afternoon tho

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