❉ The new album by the sole survivor of Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers, punk legend Walter Lure, dropped today! Check out a full streaming link here.
“Walter Lure’s role in punk rock nearly changed the world.. a true punk originator and a rock ‘n roll survivor. Lure’s music is beyond infectious and powerful in every sense of the word” – Punk Globe
Walter Lure & The Waldos present their new album ‘Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo’. released today (Friday 17 August). This is the first new album in 25 years from legendary guitarist-vocalist Walter Lure, an original member of The Heartbreakers, who spearheaded the first wave of punk rock, and also long-time collaborator with The Ramones. The Heartbreakers were also the band that supported the Sex Pistols on their 1976 Anarchy Tour just as the UK punk scene was building momentum.
Lure worked with The Ramones on their albums ‘Subterranean Jungle’ (1983), ‘Too Tough To Die’ (1984) and ‘Animal Boy’ (1986), released a single with The Blessed, and also started a number of bands, including The Hurricanes and The Heroes, before ultimately founding The Waldos. In 1997, Walter Lure also played a set of shows for the 40th anniversary of The Heartbreakers ‘L.A.M.F.’ album, joined by Blondie’s Clem Burke, Sex Pistols’ bassist Glen Matlock and Social Distortion’s Mike Ness.
Earlier, Walter Lure & The Waldos previewed the lead track Crazy Kids, which will be featured in the forthcoming full-length film ‘Thunders: Room 37’, dramatizing the final days of Lure’s former bandmate Johnny Thunders. Their new full-length also features other new tunes, as well as killer new versions of Heartbreakers classics London Boys andTake A Chance On Me.
“This is my first release of new songs in 25 years or so since the last Waldo’s album. That might seem like a long time but it really only feels like a few years-life seems to contract over long periods for some reason,” says Walter Lure.
Today Walter Lure & The Waldos is Walter Lure (guitar and vocals), along with Takanori Ichiuji (bass and vocals), Tak Nakai a.k.a. Takto (guitar and vocals), and Joe Rizzo (drums and vocals).
Earlier this month, We Are Cult previewed the single Damn Your Soul. You can now check out the full album Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo streaming here:
On September 6, Walter Lure & The Waldos will hold their record release party at Bowery Electric in New York: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/event/1744544
❉ The new album is out now on Cleopatra Records on both CD and red vinyl with reverse-board jackets, as well as digitally.