Heartbreakers 'L.A.M.F. the FOUND '77 masters' LP neon pink & white + obi: 45th anni
HEARTBREAKERS ‘L.A.M.F. the found ’77 masters’
‘Record Store Day Essential’* - September 02 2022 - Shipping now!
Forty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic 1977 punk album, now heard as intended (just prior to the exact anniversary of Oct. 2)
- After decades of only outtakes, remixes and mud, the master was found in an attic
- Neon pink and white vinyl, with obi-strip and inner bag notes on the band and tapes by Simon Wright
- This new anniversary version follows the very limited RSD21 LP
FOUND IN AN ATTIC – a copy master of the original 1977 Track Records tape, without 'mud'! This classic punk album, recorded in London by the band featuring New York Dolls Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan, was universally condemned in the music press for having a 'muddy mix' – later found to be a mastering fault. When Track went bust the following year, manager Leee Black Childers burgled the Track Records' Carnaby Street 3rd floor office and liberated the tapes that belonged to him and the band. He found everything – except for the master-tape, which remained undiscovered until last year. Previous releases have been from outtakes or remixes.
It was released for RSD in 2021 in limited quantities, so now RSD Essentials USA* have selected it as their #25 ‘Essential Vinyl’ album, to satisfy the demand for this recently discovered acclaimed recording. (The planned RSD 'LAMF demo sessions' LP is postponed until November.)
Tracks: Born to Lose, Baby Talk, All By Myself, I Wanna Be Loved, It's Not Enough, Chinese Rocks, Get Off the Phone, Pirate Love, One Track Mind, I Love You, Goin' Steady, Let Go, Can't Keep My Eyes on You, Do You Love Me.
*'RSD Essentials' is a USA initiative that supplies RSD stores with essential vinyl albums throughout the year.
Clem Burke from Blondie: “L.A.M.F. is one of the most brilliant rock & roll records ever made.” Here's a 17-second clip: -