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The Heartbreakers – L.A.M.F: The Lost ’77 Mixes


Producer: Speedy Keen, Daniel Segunda, Mike Thorne
Mixing: Problematic. Each band member gave it a go.
Remasters: Jungle Records
Liner Notes: Nina Antonia
Remaster release date: 8 December 2017
Original release date: 3 October 1977
Recording date: March 1977 (Essex Studios and Ramport Studios, London)
Packaging: digipak w/ 20-page booklet
Label: Jungle Records (originally released by Track Records)
Catalog#: FREUDCD044M



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The Heartbreakers were formed in 1975 out of the ashes of the New York Dolls. Signed in 1977 to The Who’s British label, Track Records, this is their only studio recording. “L.A.M.F.” reportedly stands for “Like a Mother Fucker.” When the album was released, there was universal criticism of the sound quality, which was later blamed on the vinyl manufacturing process. After Track Records went out of business, manager Leee Black Childers acquired The Heartbreakers’ tapes.

In 1982, Jungle Records acquired the tapes from Childers. In 1984, Thunders and Tony James of Generation X remixed L.A.M.F., which gave the album a rebirth as L.A.M.F. Revisited. The Revisited version eliminates “All by Myself,” replacing it with “Can’t Keep My Eyes On You” and a cover of the Contours’ “Do You Love Me,” neither of which appeared on the original release. Jungle released a recompiled version in 1994 as The Lost ’77 Mixes, which has been widely praised as the best available. It was subsequently remastered by Jungle in 2002. This is a repackaged and yet-again remastered edition prepared to coincide with the album’s 40th anniversary in 2017.


  • Johnny Thunders – vocals, guitar
  • Walter Lure – vocals, guitar
  • Billy Rath – bass
  • Jerry Nolan – drums, vocals

Track Listing

  • Born To Lose
  • Baby Talk
  • All By Myself
  • I Wanna Be Loved
  • It’s Not Enough
  • Chinese Rocks
  • Get Off The Phone
  • Pirate Love
  • One Track Mind
  • I Love You
  • Goin’ Steady
  • Let Go
  • Can’t Keep My Eyes On You
  • Do You Love Me


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