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SA Vinyl

Remarquable Records issued a Limited 10-track LP. It contains 10 previously unreleased studio recordings co-produced by Steve Lillywhite and featuring Steve Jones and Paul Cook (Sex Pistols); Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy); Peter Perrett and Mike Kellie (The Only Ones); Patti Palladin (Snatch); Paul Gray (Eddie and the Hot Rods) plus the Heartbreakers. The set has a 20″ x 10″ four page poster insert, as well as a download card for the songs.

JOHNNY THUNDERS : 1978 is the banner of our first REMARQUABLE project which documents Johnny’s career-peak year with releases that reveal for the first time the extent of his studio activities accompanied by restored or previously unpublished photographs from the period, plus an ongoing narrative allowing an insight into the year that produced his personal favourite album ‘SO ALONE’ and his most popular solo single ‘You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory’. Original tapes have been sourced and restored and surviving participants – musicians, producers, engineers, designers, photographers, managers and record label personnel have contributed to our project allowing for as comprehensive a tale of 1978 as is possible.

Johnny Thunders. New York Doll. Heartbreaker. Rock’n’roller. Addict. Johnny has simultaneously inspired guitarists from his own, and every following generation and conversely sidestepped inclusion in any and every Top Guitarists listing over the same period. Critical pariah, and popular hero, Johnny exalted the very essence of the classic twentieth century rock’n’roll myth. (Stick his name in a web browser if you need to know more – or check out the official 1978 biography which accompanied his ‘So Alone’ album and is reproduced in our forthcoming special edition re-issue).


The album sleeve contains a previously unpublished photos from the 1978 sessions that went into ‘So Alone’.

It features
Pipeline (alternate mix)
Dead Or Alive (alternate mix)
Great Big Kiss (alternate mix)
Leave Me Alone (alternate version)
So Alone (alternate version)
Daddy Rollin’ Stone (alternate version)
London Boys (alternate mix)
(She’s So) Untouchable (alternate mix)
Subway Train (alternate version)
The Wizard (full length version)

Tom Petty changed the lyrics to the Dylan classic “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando last weekend. You can see it at about the four-minute mark in the fan-filmed clip above.

Petty, performing with his revived pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch, played a version of Dylan’s 1973 song midway through his set last night at the House of Blues in Boston. In the third verse, he notably altered Dylan’s original line of “Ma’, take my guns and put them in the ground.” In the new version, Petty replaced “guns” with “automatic weapons,” a clear reference to the tragic events that unfolded at a gay nightclub in Petty’s home state of Florida.

At least 49 people were killed in the killing rampage, with many others still clinging to life. The incident has sparked a wave of responses from musicians everywhere.

Tom Petty has often a place for the song “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” in his concert sets, including recent Mudcrutch stops at New York’s Webster Hall and Philadelphia’s Fillmore – though there have not been reports of any lyrical updates at those shows. Mudcrutch, whose members also include Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench .

Petty and his Heartbreakers memorably toured with Bob Dylan in 1986 as Dylan backing band , just before they co-founded the Travelling Wilburys with George Harrison Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison.

Mudcrutch“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (Dylan Cover) Live in Boston 15th June 2016 With Orlando Shooting Lyrics, Tom Petty Changes The 3rd Verse In Tribute To The Victims Of The Orlando Nightclub Shooting. at the Boston House Of Blues.