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New York Dolls

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There are hints of girl group pop and more than a hint of the Rolling Stones, but The New York Dolls doesn't really sound like anything that came before it. It's hard rock with a self-conscious wit, a celebration of camp and kitsch that retains a menacing, malevolent edge. The New York Dolls play as if they can barely keep the music from falling apart and David Johansen sings and screams like a man possessed. The New York Dolls is a noisy, reckless album that rocks and rolls with a vengeance. The Dolls rework old Chuck Berry and Stones riffs, playing them with a sloppy, violent glee. "Personality Crisis," "Looking for a Kiss," and "Trash" strut with confidence, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There are hints of girl group pop and more than a hint of the Rolling Stones, but The New York Dolls doesn't really sound like anything that came before it. It's hard rock with a self-conscious wit, a celebration of camp and kitsch that retains a menacing, malevolent edge. The New York Dolls play as if they can barely keep the music from falling apart and David Johansen sings and screams like a man possessed. The New York Dolls is a noisy, reckless album that rocks and rolls with a vengeance. The Dolls rework old Chuck Berry and Stones riffs, playing them with a sloppy, violent glee. "Personality Crisis," "Looking for a Kiss," and "Trash" strut with confidence, while "Vietnamese Baby" and "Frankenstein" sound otherworldly, working the same frightening drone over and over again. The New York Dolls is the definitive proto-punk album, even more than anything the Stooges released. It plunders history while celebrating it, creating a sleazy urban mythology along the way.
Rolling Stone - David Fricke
...remains definitive glitter, the perfect eulogy for a short, spangled era. Next to it, everything else is just glitz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 042283275225
  • Catalog Number: 832752
  • Sales rank: 17,176

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Personality Crisis (3:43)
  2. 2 Looking for a Kiss (3:20)
  3. 3 Vietnamese Baby (3:39)
  4. 4 Lonely Planet Boy (4:10)
  5. 5 Frankenstein (6:00)
  6. 6 Trash (3:09)
  7. 7 Bad Girl (3:05)
  8. 8 Subway Train (4:22)
  9. 9 Pills (2:49)
  10. 10 Private World (3:40)
  11. 11 Jet Boy (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
New York Dolls Primary Artist, Group
David Johansen Harmonica, Gong, Vocals
Todd Rundgren Piano, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer
Sylvain Sylvain Guitar, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Buddy Bowser Saxophone
Dave Hansen Harmonica, Gong, Vocals
Arthur Kane Bass
Jerry Nolan Drums
Johnny Thunders Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Alex Spyropoulos Piano
Buddy Bowser Saxophone
Technical Credits
David Johansen Contributor
New York Dolls Arranger
Todd Rundgren Producer, Audio Production
Sylvain Sylvain Contributor
Jack Douglas Engineer
Arthur Kane Contributor
Paul Nelson Executive Producer
Jerry Nolan Contributor
Ed Sprigg Engineer
Marty Thau Executive Producer
Johnny Thunders Contributor
David Krebs Executive Producer
Steve Leber Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "...You best believe I'm in love, L-U-V!"

    I bought this lp simply because Todd Rundgren produced it. Shortly after I realized there was more to it than a good producer. "New York Dolls" ushered in something new on the next level. My friends thought I was weird but I was totally into what was happening in the Big Apple. This album is raw, loud, & brazen with punk overtones. The song "Trash" contain a touch of '50's doo-wop while "Jet Boy" is filled with power cords, clapping, & makes you feel like dancing! This is still good music. It captures a moment in rock history that's fun to recall. Have a bite of glam-punk pie!

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