Que Sera Sera (album)

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Que Sera Sera
Que Sera Sera Johnny Thunders.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Thunders
Released 1985
Recorded West 3 Studios, London, August 1985
Genre Garage rock, punk rock, alternative rock
Label Jungle
Producer Johnny Thunders
Johnny Thunders chronology
Hurt Me
(1984)
Que Sera Sera
(1985)
Copy Cats
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 2.5/5 stars[2]

Que Sera Sera is a 1985 album by Johnny Thunders backed by the Black Cats. Keith George Yon went on to play bass for Milli Vanilli.

The original 1985-release of the album had ten songs. On later cd-pressings three more were added: "Que Sera, Sera", "Cool Operator (Black Cat Remix)" and Thunders own remix of the opening track, "Short Lives", who replaced the original mix as opener of the album. "Que Sera Sera" was first released as a single (7" & 12"), backed with Thunders remix of "Short Lives". "Tie Me Up" was also released as b-side to the Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin single "Crawfish" in 1985.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Johnny Thunders; except where indicated

  1. "Short Lives" (Thunders, Patti Palladin) 3:09
  2. "M.I.A." 2:47
  3. "I Only Wrote This Song for You" 2:32
  4. "Little Bit of Whore" 2:27
  5. "Cool Operator" (Thunders, Keith George Yon, Tony St. Helene) 6:18
  6. "Blame It on Mom" 3:42
  7. "Tie Me Up" (Thunders, Patti Palladin) 3:11
  8. "Alone in a Crowd" 2:40
  9. "Billy Boy" 3:00
  10. "Endless Party" (Thunders, David Johansen) 2:41
  11. "Que Sera, Sera" 3:41
  12. "Short Lives" (original mix) 3:16
  13. "Cool Operator" (Black Cat Remix) 5:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Thunders - guitar, vocals
Black Cats
  • Keith George Yon - bass
  • Tony St. Helene - drums

with:

Technical
  • John McGowan, Ken Thomas - engineer
  • Nina Antonia - liner notes
  • Leee Black Childers - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[3] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Claps, Andy. "Que Sera, Sera". Allmusic. Retrieved April 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Dave (6 Mar 1986). "Johnny Thunders 'Que Sera, Sera'". Kerrang!. 115. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 26. 
  3. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014.