In 1977, The Heartbreakers recorded their only studio album, L.A.M.F., and has subsequently gone on to become one of punk’s all-time classics.
Walter Lure maintained a fairly consistent career in the face of working with some rather tumultuous characters. After the “official” breakup of the Heartbreakers in 1977 — the band would continue to play the occasional gig right up until Johnny Thunders’ death in 1991 — Lure worked with the Ramones on their LPs Subterranean Jungle and Too Tough to Die, released a single with the Blessed, and started a number of bands, including the Hurricanes, the Heroes, and the Waldos, who released their debut, Rent Party, in 1995. Lure has continued to play New York City venues with the Waldos well into the 21st century.
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