WALTER LURE, SESSION
INDEX PAGE OF RAMONES MEMBERS.
Most people remember Walter Lure as the guitarist from Johnny Thunders &
The Heartbreakers. He has now band called The Waldos (2010).
First time ever, truth about Walter Lure's role for the Ramones is told
on my book Ramones:
Soundtrack Of Our Lives. Book has my five pages long interview
After book interview you will discover what Walter Lure's role
was on three Ramones albums and: Subterranean Jungle (1983), Too Tough
Die (1984) and Animal Boy (1986). His role was bigger than what most
Ramones fans could have realized.
Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee wanted Walter to play something on those three
the records they mentioned his name but didn't say what Walter did on
record. Just "Special Thanks to Walter Lure" etc.
Walter had told me: "Before we ever started recording, the Ramones told
they weren't going to give me full credit for playing guitar on the
records I played on, so I wasn't upset when I saw the albums. They just
paid me the money they promised and mentioned my name inside the album.
I think it was Johnny's idea but they never told me why they wanted it
So on the Ramones:
Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Walter explains in how many songs he plays
on those albums and also tells lot more. Also how and why he sang during
one session, a cover of The Rolling Stones song, Street Fighting Man
with the Ramones.
Jungle Records is a London-based independent label and they had put
together a 3-disc Down To Kill
set made up from previously unreleased Johnny Thunders
& The Heartbreakers material (release date: October 7, 2005)! Release
contains this version where Walter Lure is singing with the Ramones
cover Street Fighting Man.
Street Fighting Man (with Joey on vocals) was released at first as a
B-side of single and it's nowadays also released in re-issued version of
Too Tough To Die.
Upper photo: Walter Lure and his crew in European tour
more of the tour here. Paolo Serlino (drums), Annette Gucci (guitar
and back vocals), Walter Lure (vocals and guitar), Rina Regina (bass and back
vocals) and Dee Jaywalker (guitar and vocals).
Of that show was released Live In Berlin live CD by Nicotine Records
(Italy) and LP version by Tornado Ride Records (Italy). See link to it
Lower photo: Arde (Arska Laine) of The Voodoo Nights, Walter Lure,
Simo "Simppa" Wilberg of the Strikin' Case and Sister Manik, and