I’m Just Digging a Chinese Ditch

So you go into work and all of a sudden three months have disappeared…..Thank God for annual leave.

Whilst fun, the New York Dolls to me always sounded safer than their image promised – I listened to them, they had their moment on the turntable and then I moved on. But when Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan formed The Heartbreakers they produced something more down and dirty, something I liked…….

Now it would be fair to say that, thanks to the drug habit, Johnny wasn’t the nicest, or most reliable, of guys but when he was on form he could drive that guitar with the best of them.

The one studio album they managed to make was initially drowned in a mix of sludge but now after a number of ‘finds’ and releases there is the definitive edition which on vinyl is spread across three LPs. Here we have –

  • LAMF – Restored from the Track LP (no album master exists – it’s a long story)
  • LAMF – Demo Sessions and Alternative Mixes
  • LAMF – Alternative Mixes

To be honest a bit too much overkill for me on the alternate mixes but sometimes you have to have something just because someone’s labelled it a ‘definitive edition’ – yes, I’m a marketing man’s dream.

Excellent music and memories – now where’s my guitar……….??

Heartbreakers – L.A.M.F. (1977) – Definitive Edition Triple Vinyl – 2013 Release

  • ….L.A.M.F. Restored….
  • A1 – Born To Lose
  • A2 – Baby Talk
  • A3 – All By Myself
  • A4 – I Wanna Be Loved
  • A5 – It’s Not Enough
  • A6 – Chinese Rocks
  • B1 – Get Off The Phone
  • B2 – Pirate Love
  • B3 – One Track Mind
  • B4 – I Love You
  • B5 – Goin’ Steady
  • B6 – Let Go
  • ….Demo Sessions and Alternative Mixes
  • C1 – I Wanna Be Loved
  • C2 – Pirate Love
  • C3 – Goin’ Steady
  • C4 – Flight
  • C5 – Born To Lose
  • C6 – Can’t Keep My Eyes On You
  • C7 – It’s Not Enough
  • C8 – I Love You
  • D1 – Take A Chance
  • D2 – Do You Love Me
  • D3 – Let Go
  • D4 – Chinese Rocks
  • D5 – Born To Lose
  • D6 – Born To Lose
  • D7 – Born To Lose
  • D8 – Baby Talk
  • D9 – Baby Talk
  • ….Alternative Mixes
  • E1 – All By Myself
  • E2 – All By Myself
  • E3 – It’s Not Enough
  • E4 – It’s Not Enough
  • E5 – Chinese Rocks
  • E6 – Get Off The Phone
  • E7 – Pirate Love
  • E8 – Pirate Love
  • F1 – One Track Mind
  • F2 – One Track Mind
  • F3 – I Love You
  • F4 – Goin’ Steady
  • F5 – Goin’ Steady
  • F6 – Let Go
  • F7 – Let Go
  • F8 – Can’t Keep My Eyes On You
  • F9 – Do You Love Me

Rate – 5/5

Listening Since Day One

CDs – 36, Vinyl Singles – 17, LPs – 20, Downloads – 5, Cassettes – 1

Total Tracks: 846, Time: 62h 20m 27s