Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dead or Alive Gift Set |
Includes In Cold Blood Book
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This special limited edition gift pack features the legendary ex- New York Doll, Johnny Thunders on DVD, coupled with Nina Antonia's outstanding biography of Thunders entitled "In Cold Blood". The DVD features Thunders an... more »
Punk's professional disaster shines!
Johnny Roulette | 06/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, the DVD itself gets four stars. The book pushes the package to an easy five. Nina Antonia's 250+ page bio includes a comprehensive discography, over 125 b&w photos, and the only real account of Thunders' life. The book cover everything from birth to childhood to a lost shot at a baseball career to the New York Dolls to the Heartbreakers and beyond, ending with a heartbreaking, riveting account of Johnny's final days and the strange circumstances surrounding his mysterious death. In Cold Blood is filled with incredible tales of madness and triumph as well as sad and frequent bouts of frustation and failure. Thunders did his best to screw up and bad luck was always there to finish any disaster he started but could not complete himself. There is no excuse for any JT or Dolls fan not own this wonderful book! I can even forgive Nina for saying that Mickey Mantle played in Shea Stadium, this book is that good. AS for the actual DVD, it's JT & THe Heartbreakers(Walter Lure, Jerry Nolan & Billy Rath) reunited at The Lyceum in London in March, 1984. The track list includes: Chinese Rocks(live clips from '77)/Pipeline/Personality Crisis/One Track Mind/Too Much Junkie Business/Born To Lose/Hurt Me('84 acoustic-studio footage)/part of You Can't Put Ypour Arms Around A Memory(acoustic)/Eve Of Destruction-Like A Rolling Stone(aborted acoustic Medley)/In Cold Blood/7 day weekend/So Alone(bizarre & disturbing)/Just Because I'm White/Baby Talk/Do You Love Me ?/Sad Vacation(at the Marquee '84). Also features a trailer for "Born To Lose-the last rock 'n' roll movie"(featuring idiotic comments from the late Dee Dee Ramone), a JT filmed interview from '84, and various staged footage. As Thunders admits in the book, there were some necessary overdubs done after the live show was recorded. It's true that you can't put your arms around a memory, but this video & book will get you closer to it than most. The video perpetuates the legend of the professional junkie...the book introduces you to the man behind the nonsense, the heartbroken father and the fatherless child. You need this book!"
mencken61 | Metairie, La. United States | 08/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For Johnny's fans, you have found IT, nirvana, paradise.....Herein we find a swell DVD where Johnny acts and drinks milk and buys rolling papers in a very amusing way. And we also buy a book that comes close to capturing his soul. Miss Antonia had enough time around Johnny to not just write him off as a manipulator--she checked her pockets and, with the love deserved, wrote the best biography we'll ever know of rock and roll's greatest expositor. May he rest in peace--and may you buy this."