Tuesday, June 30

New York Dolls (1973)

Wikipedia - "New York Dolls is the debut studio album by American hard rock band the New York Dolls, released on July 27, 1973, by Mercury Records. The band formed in 1971 and developed a following while playing regularly in lower Manhattan. However, they were unappealing to record companies because of their onstage cross-dressing and vulgarity, while most record producers were reluctant to work with them. For shock value, the band was photographed in exaggerated drag on the album cover. ... The album features carefree rock and roll and Brill Building pop influences in its hard rock songs. Their lyrics were written by lead singer David Johansen and touch on themes such as urban youth, teen alienation, adolescent romance, and authenticity. ..."
Rolling Stone
YouTube: Personality Crisis, Looking for a kiss, Trash, Jet Boy, (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown, Bad Girl, Stranded in the Jungle
YouTube: New York Dolls (Full Album)
YouTube: All Dolled Up: A New York Dolls Story - Found Tapes 1:38:03

2012 January: The David Johansen Group Live