Rock and Roll Distilled
mencken61 | Metairie, La. United States | 04/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This first aired on the USA network in 1982, as many of you with long since worn tapes can attest. Herein we find Johnny Thunders and Walter Lure again reunited, slapping and slamming and slurring their way through a first-rate set featuring "In Cold Blood," "Pipeline," Alone in a Crowd," and "Born to Lose," among others. Being Johnny, he is not without his troubles: his guitar strap refuses to be stayed, his shirt rips, his sleeve catches in the strings, his boots are falling apart, the song "I Love You" blows up. And yet.... And yet it's a great set, much better than the "Dead or Alive" DVD. This is worth it. The only drawback is the length; thirty minutes is too short--but for the price it's a bargain."
Depends on how you look at it
Salvatore Cangemi | Bayside, New York United States | 02/11/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well it's Johnny Thunders any way you look at it. The DVD production is pretty much the video pressed on a digital format (you didn't honestly think anyone would put any real cash into this, did you?). But it's not awful. It's rare to have any live video footage of this band so I would have to say it's worth buying. It's short, sweet and Thunders close to his worst. It will make you wish he was captured on video on better days."
J. Bringle | orlando ,fl | 11/24/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"first of all i consider my self a johnny thunders fan.i have many of his cds and videos/dvds.may he rest in peace.the only reason this dvd should have been released would be to warn people of the danger of using drugs.mr.thunders in his prime was one of the greats!but this concert shows him at one of his lowest points.he can't play guitar.he can't remember the words or sing.he can hardly stand up.unlike on dead or alive it looks like they give it to you like it was, no overdubs.which is what i hated about dead or alive cause there are parts when he is sitting down and isnt even holding the guitar but his parts are still playing.in this video he cant even keep his guitar strapped on but you can hear the slop that is coming out.walter and the rest of the band look like they want to hide.i (think)johnny prided himself on the image..and pulled it off for a long time but in my opinion this is a rip off of his fans..its plain painful to watch..johnny i still luv ya...with that said im putting my copy up for sale.."