The Heartbreakers - Live At Max's Kansas City Vols. 1 & 2
Limited edition Record Store Day multicoloured splatter double LP
The original 1978 live album plus Volume 2 recorded 1979 (unreleased til ’95) Volume 1 unavailable on vinyl for 30 years; Volume 2 never before on vinyl.
The HEARTBREAKERS split up when Track Records folded. But in the fall of ’78, Johnny Thunders, Billy Rath and Walter Lure found themselves in New York and decided to do a couple of gigs for ‘old times sake’ and some ‘chump change’. They got together with drummer Ty Styx for some farewell gigs at Max’s Kansas City, and the resulting album was issued in 1979 on Max’s Kansas City Records in the US and Beggars Banquet in the UK. It sold well, so Max’s Tommy Dean decided to record a Volume 2. A long weekend of shows was booked, this time with original drummer Jerry Nolan, but ‘chemical imbalances’ ruined all but half of the last show. Beggars turned down the tapes, and the Volume 2 remained unreleased, appearing only briefly on CD in the mid-90’s. Now for the first time, both volumes are together on double-vinyl!