WALTER LURE, SESSION MUSICIAN.

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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 with Walter.

After book interview you will discover what Walter Lure's role was on three Ramones albums and: Subterranean Jungle (1983), Too Tough To 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 albums. On the records they mentioned his name but didn't say what Walter did on the record. Just "Special Thanks to Walter Lure" etc.
Walter had told me: "Before we ever started recording, the Ramones told me 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 that way."

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 in 2007. Read 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 above.

Lower photo: Arde (Arska Laine) of The Voodoo Nights, Walter Lure, Simo "Simppa" Wilberg of the Strikin' Case and Sister Manik, and Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone.