New York, New York: The Dictators Live

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
New York, New York is a CD reissue of the 1981 Dictators live album Live: Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take a Joke with three bonus tracks, among them the favorite "Master Race Rock." In his new liner notes, bassist/vocalist/songwriter Adny or Andy Shernoff takes issue with Richard Meltzer's original liner notes, denying that the recording, made on February 11, 1981 the bonus tracks are from "the early '80s", represented a reunion show since the Dictators, despite appearances, had not broken up even though "there were occasional gaps of a few years between some shows." In this case, it had been three years since the Dictators had been active, but it only took the opening ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
New York, New York is a CD reissue of the 1981 Dictators live album Live: Fuck 'Em If They Can't Take a Joke with three bonus tracks, among them the favorite "Master Race Rock." In his new liner notes, bassist/vocalist/songwriter Adny or Andy Shernoff takes issue with Richard Meltzer's original liner notes, denying that the recording, made on February 11, 1981 the bonus tracks are from "the early '80s", represented a reunion show since the Dictators, despite appearances, had not broken up even though "there were occasional gaps of a few years between some shows." In this case, it had been three years since the Dictators had been active, but it only took the opening chords of "Next Big Thing" to establish the band's claim to being a major influence on the Ramones and thus on the entire punk
ew wave movement of the second half of the '70s. By 1981, punk had been just about absorbed into mainstream pop
ock, but the Dictators returned to their unique blend of hard rock and humor the latter an element missing from most punk, at least for one night, adding Velvet Underground and Stooges songs to their repertoire. ROIR issued the result on cassette for a fitting coda to the band's career, and years later the album sounds as raucous as ever and at least a little bit improved sonically, though the sound quality is still nothing to write home about.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/24/1998
  • Label: Roir
  • UPC: 053436824726
  • Catalog Number: 8247
  • Sales rank: 106,873

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Next Big Thing (4:34)
  2. 2 Science Gone Too Far (3:27)
  3. 3 Weekend (4:09)
  4. 4 Rock & Roll Made a Man Out of Me (3:13)
  5. 5 Two Tub Man (4:42)
  6. 6 Moon Upstairs (5:12)
  7. 7 Loyola (2:36)
  8. 8 What Goes On (4:22)
  9. 9 New York, New York (2:44)
  10. 10 Search and Destroy (4:34)
  11. 11 Borneo Jimmy (3:38)
  12. 12 Minnesota Strip (5:12)
  13. 13 Master Race Rock (4:31)
  14. 14 Baby Let's Twist (3:34)
  15. 15 Faster And Louder (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Dictators Primary Artist
Ross Funicello Guitar
Handsome Dick Manitoba Vocals
Andy Shernoff Bass, Vocals
Ritchie Teeter Drums, Vocals
Top Ten Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Andy Shernoff Liner Notes, Mastering
Richard Meltzer Liner Notes
Neil Cooper Concept
John Hanti Executive Producer
Ken Baker Composer
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