Sunday, November 17, 2019

You're So Nice

A small fragment from Slits guitarist Viv Albertine's highly entertaining autobiography Clothes, Music, Boys: "Johnny doesn't take his eyes off my face, he sings this song to me too. I'm rooted to the spot, I can't believe what's happening. This is the way to win a girl. He sings the whole set to me. Every single song straight into my eyes. He changes the words to Can't Keep My Eyes On You to Can't Keep My Eyes Off You..." Charmer Johnny. A couple days later, he would introduce his latest flame to heroin.

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - Can't Keep My Eyes On You
The Slits - Love Und Romance


jonder said...

I just read Viv's book last week. One part that made me laugh was when she mentioned that the dour Graham Lewis (later of Wire) was known as "Groovy Graham" at art school, for his dancing and his tight trousers.

Ramone666 said...

Surprised me too!

Charity Chic said...

Read it for the first time a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it