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Johnny Thunders & Wayne Kramer - Gang War! Vinyl LP RSD Sept 2020

Cat no. FREUDLP076

Please note this will be on sale on-line from 6pm on Saturday 26th September. Alternatively book your slot to come to our exclusive Drive Through/Takeaway service on the day the 26th September.

Limited to 1 copy per customer - entire order will be cancelled without notice if more than 1 is ordered.

Track Listing

A1    Ramblin' Rose    
A2    London Boys    
A3    These Boots Are Made For Walking    
A4    M.I.A.    
A5    The Harder They Come    
A6    Endless Party    
B1    I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys    
B2    I'll Go Crazy    
B3    Hey Thanks    
B4    The Courageous Cat    
B5    Just Because I'm White / Bright Lights Big City    
B6    Around And Around    
B7    The Harder They Come    
C1    Ten Commandments Of Love    
C2    Like A Rolling Stone    
C3    Endless Party    
C4    Do You Love Me?    

Live At Max's, May 1980

D1    London Boys    
D2    I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys    
D3    Endless Party    
D4    Just Because I'm White / Bright Lights Big City    
D5    Like A Rolling Stone

The New York Dolls & MC5 guitarists collaboration! First time on vinyl; a limited edition in dark red & dark yellow coloured vinyl, on 2xLP with five bonus 'Live at Max's' tracks only previously available on bootleg.JOHNNY THUNDERS & WAYNE KRAMER'S 'GANG WAR' In 1979, JOHNNY THUNDERS, renowned Heartbreakers and New York Dolls guitarist, teamed up with WAYNE KRAMER, also legendary guitarist of Detroit's seminal MC5, to form 'GANG WAR', an alliance that lasted the best part of a year.Although Gang War released no records and without a label - at the time they were an underground act; in retrospect the collaboration is looked on as a 'rock fantasy' supergroup.These live recordings bear testimony to this unique partnership between two celebrated rock guitar icons.Gang War came about shortly after Johnny released his 'So Alone' album, and Wayne was not long out of jail after serving two years of a sentence of four for a coke bust.Arriving in Detroit with the Heartbreakers, Johnny met his teenage idol Wayne who jammed with them at the gig.Johnny stayed on, moving his family to Michigan and pledging his future to Gang War.They toured regularly and recorded a couple of demos with a view to getting a deal, but although there was great interest, after eight or nine months they split.On these recordings, both contribute lead vocals and guitars on Thunders and Dolls tracks such as London Boys, Endless Party and M.I.A.; songs familiar from Kramer and MC5 such as Ramblin' Rose and Hey Thanks, and fascinating cover versions such as These Boots Are Made For Walking and The Harder They Come.Together with the between-track repartee they also demonstrate the difference between the two – as Wayne Kramer has said: "Music is important to me and I value the honor, the opportunity, to be an important musician.Johnny, on the other hand didn't consider himself a musician.He considered himself an entertainer."