Friday, January 2, 2009

Johnny Thunders

One of Vic Godard's "comeback" singles was his ode to Johnny Thunders, of the New York Dolls (shown here live at Max's Kansas City):

and The Heartbreakers:

I had seen him a couple times live with the Dolls, and wondered how he got his hair to look like that...flash-forward a couple of years, and I was living in Brooklyn,
and got a job working as a busboy at Max's Kansas City, through the offices of Bradly was during a transit strike, there was hardly anyone there, and I was let go after a couple of hours, BUT, in that time, I did get to see Johnny come in, make a salad for himself, and promptly pass out in it. (Who needs Garnier Fructis?)

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