Friday, June 14, 2024

Johnny Thunders… Born to Lose

A new single, by the late Johnny Thunders is to be released on 6th May, via Golden Robot Records, and it’s ‘Born To Lose’

‘Born To Lose’ remains a staple punk song for the first generation of rebellious angst driven teens to connect to. A slacker jam, with nihilistic lyrics on being a human being with low self-worth. A legendary punk anthem for all generations. 
Born in Queens, NY in 1952, Johnny Thunders fell in love with rock ’n’ roll and turned his back on a potentially successful baseball career to start the legendary New York Dolls – the band that spawned hundreds of other hopeful rock ’n’ roll bands.

 When The New York Dolls folded, Thunders and drummer Jerry Nolan went back to New York’s budding punk rock scene to start The Heartbreakers. Solo, Thunders showed a more vulnerable, sensitive and side on songs like ‘Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory’, and ‘So Alone’.

Whatever his personal circumstances and the demons he had to fight, he never lost his love for rock ’n’ roll or his unique personal sense of style or signature sound that influenced many.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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