L.A.M.F. at The Bowery Electric

December 7th, 2017 by chocko

40th Anniversary of L.A.M.F. at The Bowery Electric November 29, 2017

Walter Lure formed a justice league lineup of punk rockers to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album, L.A.M.F. by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers. L.A.M.F. (Like A Mother F*cker) was a classic album that featured Walter Lure (lead guitar, vocals), Billy Rath (bass guitar) and 2 former members of the New York Dolls: Johnny Thunders (lead guitars, vocals) and Jerry Nolan (drums). When they released their New York street punk, rock and roll record in 1977, The Heartbreakers painted a gritty picture of the streets of NYC with anthems such as “Born To Lose” and “Chinese Rocks” while providing a soundtrack to safety-pin wearing, leather clad rebels and junkies. Despite the untimely deaths of Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan in the early 1990’s, Walter Lure carries on and contiunes to put on killer shows. The 40th Anniversary of L.A.M.F. was recently celebrated with shows in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We were in the house for Night One at The Bowery Electric which featured Walter Lure, Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Mike Ness (Social Distortion) playing the album from start to finish with a little help from Jesse Malin (D-Generation). Everybody got their turn on the microphone and during the encore the band played more music by Johnny Thunders including “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory” and “So Alone.” Glen Matlock brought out more fury by hammering out “(I’m Not You’re) Steppin’ Stone” a song both The Sex Pistols and Johnny Thunders covered but probably best known as a hit by The Monkees. Walter Lure closed out the show with another Thunders’ ode to drugs, “Too Much Junkie Business.” Check out the Set List and some shaky videos below. If you missed out on the L.A.M.F. shows, you can catch Walter Lure performing another show at The Bowery Electric on December 29 with his band The Waldos. Get your tickets now!
Walter Lure

Glen Matlock

Mike Ness

Jesse Malin and Clem Burke

SETLIST: L.A.M.F. 40th Anniversary Show at The Bowery Electric 11/29/2017 (7PM Show)
Born to Lose (Mike Ness – lead vocal)
All by Myself (Walter Lure – lead vocal)
I Wanna Be Loved (Glen Matlock – lead vocal)
It’s Not Enough (Jesse Malin – lead vocal)
Chinese Rocks (Walter Lure + Mike Ness – lead vocal)
Get Off the Phone (Walter Lure – lead vocal)
Pirate Love (Jesse Malin – lead vocal)
One Track Mind (Walter Lure – lead vocal)
I Love You (Mike Ness – lead vocal)
Goin’ Steady (Mike Ness – lead vocal)
Let Go (Mike Ness – lead vocal)
Can’t Keep My Eyes on You (Clem Burke – lead vocal)
Do You Love Me? (Walter Lure – lead vocal)

You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Jesse Malin – lead vocal)
So Alone (Mike Ness – lead vocal)
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone (Glen Matlock – lead vocal)
Too Much Junkie Business (Walter Lure – lead vocal)

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