So Alone

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So Alone
Studio album by Johnny Thunders
Released October 6, 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Punk rock
Length 46:32
Label Real Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Producer Johnny Thunders
Steve Lillywhite
Joe McEwen (CD reissue)
Ira Robbins (CD reissue)
Johnny Thunders chronology
L.A.M.F.
(w/ The Heartbreakers)
(1977)
So Alone
(1978)
Live at Max's Kansas City
(w/ The Heartbreakers)
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

So Alone is a 1978 album by Johnny Thunders, then leader of The Heartbreakers and formerly lead guitarist for the New York Dolls.

After recording L.A.M.F. with the Heartbreakers, Thunders returned to the studio and recorded his first true solo album, So Alone. The album featured Heartbreakers Walter Lure and Billy Rath, as well as several well-known guest musicians, including Chrissie Hynde, Phil Lynott, Steve Marriott, Peter Perrett, Steve Jones and Paul Cook. The album contained a mix of originals, standards from Heartbreakers live shows, and covers, including the Chantays' surf classic "Pipeline," the Shangri-Las' "(Give Him a) Great Big Kiss," Otis Blackwell's "Daddy Rollin' Stone" (done with Thunders on the opening verse, Phil Lynott on the 2nd and Steve Marriott on verse 3), and the New York Dolls' "Subway Train."

Trouser Press called the album "Thunders at his best." [1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Johnny Thunders, except where indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Pipeline" (Bob Spickard, Brian Carman)
  2. "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" (listed as "You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory")
  3. "Great Big Kiss" (Catside, Parsons)
  4. "Ask Me No Questions"
  5. "Leave Me Alone"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Daddy Rollin' Stone" (Otis Blackwell)
  2. "London Boys" (Billy Rath, Walter Lure, Thunders)
  3. "(She's So) Untouchable"
  4. "Subway Train" (Thunders, David Johansen)
  5. "Downtown" (Thunders, Johansen)

CD release bonus tracks[edit]

  • Tracks included on 1992 CD reissue:
  1. "Dead or Alive"
  2. "Hurtin'" (Henri Paul, Thunders)
  3. "So Alone"
  4. "The Wizard" (Marc Bolan)

Personnel[edit]