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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

New York Fucking Dolls!!
This is one of the bands that really got me into punk. Hearing David Johansen scream at the beginning of Personality Crisis made me hungry for more. It still is an exhilirating beginning of a truly great album, their self-titled. Johnny Thunders is also a punk rock God. His stuff with the Heartbreakers and then solo is always in my rotation of music. Of course The Dolls arent in tact though. Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan died years and years ago, both with drug related stuff. Arthur "Killer" Kane died a year or so ago also, I forget how, but nonetheless, the new lineup is as genuine as any in rock'n'roll these days. These guys sweat it out and play from the heart.

Now to the goddam point, I decided a week back to watch Conan O'Brien for the first time in months and I was floored when he said at the beginning that the musical guest was none other than The New York Dolls. That was just the beginninng though. I nearly shit myself when he dropped the bombshell: the New York Dolls have a new album out as of July 25th! Its been over thirty years, but it's here.

The song they played was called Dance Like a Monkey, and it was straight off of the then unreleased album. The song was great. The band had all the style and swing you could ask for and David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain haven't lost their wild charisma. Check out the performance here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=OYpSzCNJhFg&search=new%20york%20dolls

The new album's title is amouthful: 'One Day it Will Please Us to Remeber Even This'. I pirated it off of soulseek, but I will likely pick up the real thing soon. The rest of the songs on it sound great too. Raunchy and tough like they were in 1973. I'm totally loving it and it brings bak memories of being 15 with long hair and rocking out in my bedroom haha.

1 Comments:

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