Saturday, October 29

The David Johansen Group Live (2004)

"Nine tracks from this July 21, 1978, concert at New York's Bottom Line were released as a promotional LP at the time, but this 1993 CD is the first time the entire concert was released. If this had been available commercially at the time, as opposed to 1981's comparatively limp live offering Live It Up, it might have changed the direction of David Johansen's commercial fortunes, it's that good, a Frampton Comes Alive of New York glam-punk. Johansen is always an engaging live performer, but he was absolutely on fire this night, and all 18 tracks are absolute scorchers. ... Powerful, funny, and rocking, this is essential for all David Johansen fans."
W - The David Johansen Group Live
Robert Christgau
YouTube: The David Johansen Group Live 1:01:39

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