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Monday, October 16, 2006

New York Dolls - New York Dolls


Way grittier and wilder than their glam rock kin (David Bowie and T. Rex), the Dolls basically updated the early rock 'n' roll of Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. What the Dolls lacked in instrumental prowess they made up for in reckless sexual abandon and crazy R&B swagger. Thunders' guitar is HUGE, sloppy, and manic, and his filthy riffs and solos are what make this album. .

The opener Personality Crisis establishes everything the Dolls were about--stomping piano, riproaring guitar, and Johanson's cocky swagger and crazy vocals. The 1-2-3 punch of Personality Crisis, Looking For A Kiss, and Vietnamese Baby is then followed by the short reprive of Lonely Planet Boy. The epic Frankenstein brings the rock back, and it is immediately followed by the insanely addictive sing-a-long Trash. The album ends with Jet Boy, which hooks you with the biggest freakin' chorus ever.

The New York Dolls' first release ranks up there with The Stooges' Fun House and The MC5's Kick Out The Jams as the definitive proto-punk album. (Year of Release: 1973)

Track List:
1. Personality Crisis
2. Looking For A Kiss
3. Vietnamese Baby
4. Lonely Planet Boy
5. Frankenstein (Orig.)
6. Trash
7. Bad Girl
8. Subway Train
9. Pills
10. Private World
11. Jet Boy

Download: New York Dolls - New York Dolls (57.7MB)

4 comments:

BisonVelu said...

Well I do have this one already... The New York Dolls are great.

Slobodan Burgher said...

I do too, on vinyl. To save time from ripping it (and messing it up massively) I thought I'd just download it here...

...alas when I click on the link I get this message:

"Message: Error connecting to database.Code: -1 "

Again, sorry but is the link working or is it just me being an idiot?

Cheers & keep up the good work - linked your blog today...

:)

Bison Velu said...

Well it seems to work good for me... Maybe you should retry to download it. I don't think you're an idiot either !

Slobodan Burgher said...

Ok, I guess we disagree then...HA HA HA. Ok thanks it is working now.