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Johnny Thunders & Wayne Kramer - 'Gang War!' 2xLP limited coloured vinyl RSD


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  • First time on vinyl! Limited edition in RED and YELLOW coloured vinyl. 
  • The New York Dolls/Heartbreakers guitarist in collaboration with the MC5 guitarist
  • Double-LP with five extra ‘Live at Max’s’ tracks, previously only heard on bootleg
  • Gatefold sleeve with newly extended notes by Thunders biographer Nina Antonia

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.  Johnny had just released his So Alone album, and Wayne was not long out of jail after serving two of four years for a coke bust.  Although Gang War released no records and were 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 Toronto, Boston & New York recordings bear testimony to this unique partnership between two celebrated rock guitar icons.

TRACKS: Ramblin’ Rose, London Boys, These Boots Are Made for Walking, M.I.A., The Harder They Come, Endless Party, I’d Much Rather Be with The Boys, I’ll Go Crazy, Hey Thanks, The Courageous Cat, Just Because I’m White/Bright Lights Big City, Around and Around, The Harder They Come, Ten Commandments of Love, Like A Rolling Stone, Endless Party, Do You Love Me?  Bonus Side 4 – Live at Max’s, May 1980: London Boys, I’d Much Rather Be with The Boys, Endless Party, Just Because I’m White/Bright Lights Big City, Like A Rolling Stone.  (22 tracks)  A Skydog Release

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