Saturday, February 27

David Johansen - David Johansen (1977)

"David Johansen's self-titled solo debut bears a closer resemblance to his work with the New York Dolls than any of his subsequent recordings, but the former Dolls singer cleverly crafted an album that played to his former band's strengths while establishing an identity of his own and delivering a set of tight but powerful hard rock. Where the Dolls were frequently sloppy and poorly focused (if often gloriously so), David Johansen rocks with a cleaner but equally emphatic guitar attack (courtesy Johnny Rao and Thomas Trask), while Johansen's vocals are noticeably more powerful and sharper than his earlier music. ..."
W - David Johansen
Robert Christgau
“David Johansen” Might be the Perfect Album
YouTube: Girls (Live)
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2012 January: The David Johansen Group Live, 2015 June: New York Dolls (1973)