L.A.M.F. – LIVE AT THE BOWERY ELECTRIC REVIEWED
“L.A.M.F. – Live at the Bowery Electric” is a restaging of the classic Johnny Thunders album by surviving old NYC Punks. Clem Burke from Blondie, Wayne Kramer from MC5 and a few others get together to rock out in the modern era. It’s a short show, but everything from Chinese Rocks to Born to Lose gets worked out. While it’s not a personal favorite, the music has a following and I recommend it to fans. If you dig this sort of thing, then check it out in the New Year.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 12/8/17
The Plot Thus Far
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers’ classic 1977 ‘L.A.M.F.’ album performed by members of Blondie, MC5 & Replacements. The sole surviving Heartbreaker Walter Lure is joined by Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson and MC5’s Wayne Kramer. Captured live at the Bowery in 2016. Includes guests including Dead Boys’ Cheetah Chrome. The DVD includes bonus interviews with all four band-members, plus guest Jesse Malin (D-Generation). This live DVD follows on from the remastered, 40th anniversary edition of ‘L.A.M.F.’ and the reissue of an extended 4CD box set (and triple-vinyl) of the albums many mixes and demos. The release coincides with Walter taking his ‘L.A.M.F.’ show on out the road again – this time with the Sex Pistols’ bassist Glen Matlock, Social Distortion’s Mike Ness on guitar & vocals, and again Blondie’s Clem Burke. They play in Los Angeles, San Diego and New York at the end of November/early December 2017.