Wednesday, May 25, 2011
JOHNNY THUNDER - I'M ALIVE b/w VERBAL EXPRESSIONS OF TV
I'm not sure what era, but Johnny Thunder (not to be confused with the NYC punk rocker "Thunders") was a member of both the Drifters and the Ink Spots, and struck out on his own for the big hit "Loop De Loop" by 1963.
Knowing THAT side of the story, it makes this record all the more fascinating! Both sides are fuzzed out mod masterpieces, and while most of the attention gets directed to "I'm Alive", the flip side is just as good as well as being funkier and OUT THERE.
What a great record. It's also truly cool to see that Johnny is still out performing the cruise ship/ doo wop oldies circuit.
JOHNNY THUNDER - I'M ALIVE
b/w VERBAL EXPRESSIONS OF TV