Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Superhero Appreciation Week - Johnny Thunders

Johnny Thunders - Live in Geneva, Switzerland (1985)

Johnny, Johnny! Oh, how I miss ya, sweet Johnny boy!

I saw Johnny Thunders live. I wrote a poem about Johnny Thunders. I dreamed Johnny Thunders kissed me on the lips. Three of these three statements are true - but which three?

I think the info is correct on this show. But I've had a notoriously difficult time in the past dating and placing Thunders' gigs that I have. The setlist is probably right. Probably. Johnny don't like to be pinned down, even in death. So like him.

New York Dolls. Heartbreakers. Johnny Thunders. Johnny taught me how to rock. That simple. And like he sang, you can't put your arms around a memory. But sometimes you wanna try.

RIP, Johnny. Buy shit, for a memory.


Nazz Nomad said...

nice post...

if you haven't already, check out the thunders cyber lounge at

saw him quite a few times in en why see... the old line was "see him before he dies" ... he never disappointed; one way or another!

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Too right, what a geezer, even when he was bad he was good, nice one gomonkey.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the JT.

gomonkeygo said...

Glad folks is enjoying the Johnny. I've got more, one of which has probably been heard by only two or three people since it was recorded...but I gotta find it. Meantime, enjoy and please come back.

Anonymous said...

Found it yet?
Eagerly awaiting,

gomonkeygo said...

Actually, I did. But I've since misplaced it again. But, but, I think I remember where I misplaced it! I'll try to remember this between hitting "Publish" and standing up. Won't be easy.

Anonymous said...

You sound like my students.
Or maybe I sound like my students.
JT certainly sounded like my students, oftentimes.

gomonkeygo said...

I think that's a compliment! I wanted that MySpace/Jr. High School poetry/crush thing for this post.

Anonymous said...

a compliment indeed!
Now how about more JT?

Anonymous said...

Buffalo Springfield roughy translates as the epitome of pop&sensibility cool. Seriously.
JT equals to ultimate r&r cool.
Misplaced the tape again, sir?

gomonkeygo said...

Still lost, but I have another show I just found that's ready to go - ripped and uploaded!