9. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – Chinese Rocks

If there was ever proof of just what a great inspiration heroin has been to songwriters than this swaggering rock n roll anthem should be one of the key exhibits. Shame it wrecked Johnny’s life though – he was one of the all time greats.


I’m living on Chinese rocks
All my best things are in hock
I’m living on Chinese rocks
everything is in the pawn shop

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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