New York Dolls - S/T - LP

New York Dolls - S/T - LP


Artist: New York Dolls
    Engineered by Jack Douglas / Ed Sprigg  
    Originally Released in: 1973/2???
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: Mercury
    Condition: New/ Sealed


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.


Side A

A1  Personality Crisis 3:41
A2  Looking For A Kiss 3:19
A3  Vietnamese Baby 3:38
A4  Lonely Planet Boy 4:09
A5  Frankenstein (Orig.) 6:00

Side B

B1  Trash 3:08
B2  Bad Girl 3:04
B3  Subway Train 4:21
B4  Pills 2:48
B5  Private World 3:39
B6  Jet Boy 4:41


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