Thursday, August 23, 2012

New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973 us, powerful proto punk, glam rock, japan remaster)

There are hints of girl group pop and more than a hint of the Rolling Stones, but The New York Dolls doesn't really sound like anything that came before it. It's hard rock with a self-conscious wit, a celebration of camp and kitsch that retains a menacing, malevolent edge. The New York Dolls play as if they can barely keep the music from falling apart and David Johansen sings and screams like a man possessed. 

The New York Dolls is a noisy, reckless album that rocks and rolls with a vengeance. The Dolls rework old Chuck Berry and Stones riffs, playing them with a sloppy, violent glee. "Personality Crisis," "Looking for a Kiss," and "Trash" strut with confidence, while "Vietnamese Baby" and "Frankenstein" sound otherworldly, working the same frightening drone over and over again. The New York Dolls is the definitive proto-punk album, even more than anything the Stooges released. It plunders history while celebrating it, creating a sleazy urban mythology along the way. 
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1. Personality Crisis - 3:43    
2. Looking For A Kiss - 3:20    
3. Vietnamese Baby  (Johansen) - 3:39    
4. Lonely Planet Boy - 4:10    
5. Frankenstein (Orig.) ( Johansen, Sylvain) - 6:00    
6. Trash   (Johansen, Sylvain) -  3:09    
7. Bad Girl - 3:05    
8. Subway Train - 4:22    
9. Pills   (Bo Diddley) - 2:49    
10.Private World  (Johansen, Arthur Kane) - 3:40    
11.Jet Boy - 4:40  

The New York Dolls
*David Johansen - Vocals, Harmonica, Gong
*Arthur "Killer" Kane - Bass Guitar
*Jerry Nolan - Drums
*Sylvain Sylvain - Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Vocals
*Johnny Thunders - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Additional Musicians
*Todd Rundgren - Piano, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer
*Buddy Bowser - Saxophone
*Alex Spyropoulos - Piano

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  1. Great record. Thanks for posting. Really looking forward to hearing the japanese remaster, but can't get the depositfiles flac link to work. Keep getting "this webpage not available" error message. Thanks

  2. NC,
    No-other mentioned any d/l problem but anyway, how can I help?

  3. I tried this morning Marios and worked fine. I'm not losing my mind, I promise, but maybe was just my problem. Anyway, thanks for this great post. Can't wait to hear japan remaster.

  4. NC: sometimes it happens, malice dead things...
    linik work properly!
    Thanks so much, Marios!

  5. can you please fix this link i'd love to listen to this

  6. .....New...York...Dolls...Up......

  7. thank you so much