Not the Great American Rock and Roll Band

by Tom Watson
Comments are off for this post.

Ladies and gentlemen, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers. Just because it’s great, because it’s Wednesday, because Johnny’s still dead, because Max’s is a faint memory, and because there’s a lightning storm sweeping across Manhattan. And it’s not the Grateful Dead. Comment away.

Share this article


  • Tom K.
    July 12, 2007

    “And it’s not the Grateful Dead.”


    Thanks for the jolt of energy on a muggy (though now sunny) day.

  • Roger Hannagan
    July 12, 2007

    This is the second time we have something in common. I agree w/you warts and all. I last saw ‘john’ in a no name nite club in hoboken with some gal he released something with. He whined the whole show yet I still felt lucky to see him in person before his fall. Sometimes I think this country grinds up originals like him.

  • July 12, 2007

    Again, you could not be more right. Thunders over the Dead any day.