As teens growing up in Summit, New Jersey in the late 70s, NY Punk Godfather Jack Rabid (Big Takeover Magazine) and his likeminded friends would sneak off to Manhattan to catch shows by the exciting new bands and punk legends they were reading about....
As teens growing up in Summit, New Jersey in the late 70s, NY Punk Godfather Jack Rabid (Big Takeover Magazine) and his likeminded friends would sneak off to Manhattan to catch shows by the exciting new bands and punk legends they were reading about. Even at 17 they knew Johnny Thunders and his Heartbreakers were something special, and the blistering live document 'Heartbreakers Live at Max's Kansas City' is a prime example of why they rarely missed a show.
"I don't know why you just don't...
Songs featured in this episode: The Sound - Springhouse; High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis; Kill - Even Worse; Born To Lose - The Heartbreakers; White Lightning - George Jones; Looking For A Kiss - New York Dolls; Trash - Morrissey; Pills - Bo Diddley; Too Much Junkie Business, Milk Me, Chinese Rocks, Get Off The Phone - The Heartbreakers; God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols; Safe European Home - The Clash; London - The Heartbreakers; My Way - Sid Vicious; Take A Chance - The Heartbreakers; She Does It Right - Dr Feelgood; I'm A Man - The Yardbirds; One Track Mind - The Heartbreakers; Love Comes In Spurts - Richard Hell & The Voidoids; The Beat Generation - Bob McFadden; All By Myself, Let Go - The Heartbreakers; Johnny Thunder - The Kinks; Blitzkreig Bop - The Ramones; I Love You, Can't Keep My Eyes On You, I Wanna Be Loved, Do You Love Me - The Heartbreakers; Bomber - Motorhead; Pipeline - The Heartbreakers
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Editor and Publisher
Jack Rabid is the founder, editor, and publisher of 40-year New York music magazine The Big Takeover, whose writing has appeared in Spin, Interview, AllMusicGuide, eMusic, Trouser Press Record Guide, Creem, Village Voice, Amazon.com, Ice, Rock 'n' Roll Globe, Maximum Rock n Roll, Paper, Rockpool, Alternative Press, Musichound, Stereotype, East Village Eye, CD Now, Jam TV, Hit List, Amp, Seconds, Generation, etc., a club/radio DJ and host of “The Big Takeover Show” on realpunkradio.com every Monday (archived at bigtakeover.com/radio), and drummer in early ’80s punks Even Worse, SST-era Leaving Trains, post-punkers Last Burning Embers, and dreampop-era, (currently revived) group Springhouse. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Mary and their two children, Jim and Caroline.