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I'm a Human Being

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Any or all of the following would be a fitting description of the New York Dolls live on-stage -- sloppy, loud, drunk, and trashy. Over the years, countless Dolls' bootlegs have appeared, some worthwhile, others that should have remained in someone's attic. But overall, I'm a Human Being is a keeper. Including selections from one of the Dolls' best-known bootlegs, Red Patent Leather, tracks from another show, reportedly from Vancouver during 1974, are featured as well. The sound quality is surprisingly good what appears to be soundboard recordings, and is loaded with tracks that never appeared on any of the Dolls' two studio albums. Included are such covers as "Hoochie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Any or all of the following would be a fitting description of the New York Dolls live on-stage -- sloppy, loud, drunk, and trashy. Over the years, countless Dolls' bootlegs have appeared, some worthwhile, others that should have remained in someone's attic. But overall, I'm a Human Being is a keeper. Including selections from one of the Dolls' best-known bootlegs, Red Patent Leather, tracks from another show, reportedly from Vancouver during 1974, are featured as well. The sound quality is surprisingly good what appears to be soundboard recordings, and is loaded with tracks that never appeared on any of the Dolls' two studio albums. Included are such covers as "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Don't Mess With Cupid," as well as tracks that would later appear on post-Dolls albums by Johnny Thunders "Pirate Love," "Down Down Downtown" and Syl Sylvain "Teenage News". But not all the selections are oddities, as some of the Dolls' best-known tracks are included -- "Personality Crisis," "Jetboy," the title track. While it may not be a complete show, I'm a Human Being is a good live sampling of latter day Dolls.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2005
  • Label: Castle Us
  • UPC: 021823610023
  • Catalog Number: 236100

Album Credits

Performance Credits
New York Dolls Primary Artist
David Johansen Vocals
Sylvain Sylvain Guitar
Arthur Kane Bass
Billy Murcia Drums
Johnny Thunders Guitar
Technical Credits
Steve Cropper Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
Larry Williams Composer
Deanie Parker Composer
Alex Ogg Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New York Dolls at their best!

    New York Dolls?.. Cult band, awesome, super-influential, rude boys of the new era of the guitar sound, pre-punkish... I can continue the story - but I don't need to. There's an album called ''I'm A Human Being''. Wanna know what New York Dolls are? Get your folks outta your house and there ya go - give it the full volume. ''Down Down Downtown'', ''Personality Crisis'', ''Human Being'', ''Pills'', ''Frankenstein'', ''Bad Girl'', ''Looking For A Kiss'' - these songs will change you, baby. Don't say I didn't warn ya , OK?

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