To Hell and Back
There have been many books written about Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers; but only by people who weren't there. Walter Lure was – from the band's chaotic beginnings on New York's Lower East Side; through a now-legendary UK tour with the Sex Pistols and the Clash; and on to a yearlong stay in London – eyewitness and midwife to the birth of UK punk.
Now; he tells his story in this book; a thrilling ride through the clubs and dives of two continents; in the company of one of the most notorious junkies in rock 'n' roll history. Drawing from his own contemporary journals; Lure paints a vivid portrait of life in both cities; during perhaps the most crucial musical uprising of the past forty years – the music; the characters; the clothes; the fights; the drugs; the orgies; the lot.
Lure lays bare his own battle with drugs; and reflects upon his life after the band's split – rising to become a Wall Street fixture yet still finding time to make music.
|Publisher||Rowman & Littlefield|
| Media ||Softcover|
| Length x Width x Height||9 x 6 x 0.619 inches |
| Shipping Weight||2.11 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL367543|
| ISBN ||1493059882|
| EAN ||9781493059881|
| 1st Publication Date||05/2021|