The Courettes Duet With Johnny Thunders On “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory”

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Cleopatra Records are proud to announce a brand new page in the long story of the legendary Johnny Thunders. The Courettes have recorded a new backing track for You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory, one of the former New York Doll’s most revered solo recordings. Originally released in 1978, following the break-up of his post-Dolls outfit, The Heartbreakers, the song was both the first single and the undisputed highlight of Thunders’ debut solo album, So Alone.

If you know the original, you will fall in love all over again. If you don’t, you’re in for a surprise. The Courettes are already renowned for their mood perfect grasp of the sixties sound, girl group meets freakbeat meets wall of sound. The duo bring to an entirely new look and sound, but precisely the one that the performance always demanded.

The Courettes

The track is also featured on a brand new 3CD set of electrifying live performances and astonishing rare tracks from Thunders called From The Beginning To The End. The set, which includes some of Thunders’ very first recorded performances as well as some of his final recordings made shortly before his death in 1991, will be officially released on the 7th April.