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    How much further does Eddie have to go to get to this stage:



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    Two points:
    #1. Johnny Thunders was never as gifted a guitarist as Ed Van Halen, to begin with, so it's not much of a comparison.

    #2. That's not even the worst Thunders footage out there. There was a show presented on USA's "Night Flight" years ago that involved Thunders being so incoherant that he could not even speak, let alone sing. He could barely stand, and kept hitting one chord on an out of tune guitar. (Some of the old Heatrbreakers footage is just as bad, if not worse. Yet occasionaly, they kicked royal ass. Rare in a band full of junkies.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    Two points:
    #1. Johnny Thunders was never as gifted a guitarist as Ed Van Halen, to begin with, so it's not much of a comparison.

    #2. That's not even the worst Thunders footage out there. There was a show presented on USA's "Night Flight" years ago that involved Thunders being so incoherant that he could not even speak, let alone sing. He could barely stand, and kept hitting one chord on an out of tune guitar. (Some of the old Heatrbreakers footage is just as bad, if not worse. Yet occasionaly, they kicked royal ass. Rare in a band full of junkies.)
    Replying point by point here..........

    #1: I absolutely agree Thunders was never the innovator or player on the level of Eddie, but I have to say, most of what I've seen and heard over the last few years as far as Eddie playing live as well as his general on and offstage demeanor bears a striking similarity to the long decline of Johnny Thunders.

    #2: Yeah, I know there's plenty of footage of Johnny beyond fucked up onstage that blows away the clip I linked. That was just the frist one I found last night spending an hour checking out Thunders solo and with the New York Dolls. I had watched the documentary "Dead or Alive" and wanted to check out more stuff on Thunders. And yeah, there's definately some footage and shows out there where Thunders was pretty damn impressive from a pure, down and dirty rock n' roll guitarist's standpoint.

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