A Tommy James and the Shondells original, Johnny Thunder and his crew turned the track inside out in 1968 transforming it into the soul/fuzz monster you hear, below. They took the reins and they ain’t giving ’em back.

MP3: Johnny Thunder :: I’m Alive

11 Responses to “Johnny Thunder :: I’m Alive (1968)”

  1. Fkking GNARLY

  2. Thanks so much for posting this, I’m always looking for fuzzed out, gnarly tracks like this. It screams into existence, leaving a rift in its wake like not many other songs can.

  3. This track is pure style in forms of music! Great!

  4. The Don Fardon version of this song is awfully good too.

  5. Bob Dylan kept going on about this record in a Rolling Stone interview in 1968. The interviewer didn’t know who he was talking about. I thought he made the whole thing up.

  6. This one’s going on repeat. Thanks so much!

  7. Thank you for this! I too read about it in that Dylan ’68 interview – I’d be happy to buy it at Amazon, but they didn’t have it. Thanks a lot!

  8. HAHAHAHAHA whoa dig the Don Fardon video of 1968 but prefer the weight and depth of the Johnny Thunder, Righteous AD!!

  9. oh HELLZ yeah!

  10. Such a great track. I flipped out on it when you put it in Sidecar a few months ago. Thanks for always crackin’ my mind.

  11. Scorching! This is also the sample on the Ghostface Killah track- In Tha Park. Smashes you in the face just as hard as the original.

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