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New York Dolls

New York Dolls
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Description: In 1972, when rock & roll was all but dead in Manhattan, five cross-dressing glam punks from the boroughs convened and began hammering out crude, sub-Chuck Berry rock for the downtown in-crowd. It took another year before a record company dared to sign them, thus foisting The New York Dolls on an essentially uninterested world. Taking their cue from the band's guitarist/Keefalike Johnny Thunders, hardcore Dolls fans pooh-poohed Todd Rundgren's production as wimpy: twenty-five years after its release, songs like "Personality Crisis" and "Looking for a Kiss" sound more trashily invigorating than ever. With ... (more)
Manufacturer: Island / Mercury
Release date: 25 August 1973
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0042283275225 UPC: 042283275225
Tags: Rock (2), Glam Rock (1), Usa (1), American (1), Pop (1), Punk (1), Proto Punk (1), Debut (1), 1970's (1), Glam (1), US (1), 1973 (1), Protopunk (1), Hard Rock (1)
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"'"Could you make it with Frankenstein?" they asked, not kidding. Glammed-out punkers the New York Dolls snatched riffs from Chuck Berry and Fats Domino and fattened them with loads of attitude and reverb. Produced by Todd Rundgren, songs like "Personality Crisis" and "Bad Girl" drip with sleaze and style.""

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