Saturday, April 17, 2010


That's right kids, Saturday morning (Johnny's out again tonight) so we'll get our swerve on just like we're watching some really cool musical cartoons. Now this one comes to us by the request line and for a very good friend of the JCD. Now Johnny's email address is down below if YOU have a request hipsters. We'll wrap it up today with a HOT live performance by The Pretenders with the awesome tune 'Message of Love'.

One sad bit of irony, within two years of this performance both guitar players on either side of Chrissie Hynde would be lost to drug overdoses. Pete Farndon's (Bass player with the Japansese theme paint job) heroin issues became so bad he was fired from the band. But it was just two days after Farndon's dismissal lead guitarist James-Honeyman-Scott died from heart failure due to cocaine abuse. Soon after, Farndon died by drowning in a bathtub after a heroin overdose (Jim Morrison anyone?). Another odd factoid in the annuls of rock history; Before his passing and after being dumped by the Pretenders Farndon was working on forming a new band with former drummer for The Clash, Topper Headon, who was also dismissed from his band for heroin issues.


Trixie Junior Space Punk said...

Cool Johnny! THANKS! Very sad info about the members of the band - the excesses of rock and roll are the draw and the detriment for so many. I'm glad Chrissie is still kicking around and still productive 30 years later.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

You are so VERY welcome doll!