It’s sad and amazing how much really great music has faded out of print and into oblivion, as compared to all the crap that passes for new music these days. Crap that will never fade into oblivion because it is born in digital format.
Need an example?
Johnny Thunder replaced Ben E. King as the lead singer for the Drifters, before he began his solo career. This hard to find gem, a Tommy James cover, is from a single (B-Side-Verbal Expressions of T.V.).
I can’t find any of Johnny’s early solo records anywhere (other than occasionally on eBay). If you find them for sale at anything close to a reasonable price, let me know.
Some of Johnny’s later music can be purchased via his website, linked above.
Johnny Thunder – I’m Alive.
This is one awesome performance of a rocking song.
There’s an interesting interview with Johnny here.
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