Sylvain Sylvain

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All Music Guide - Geoff Ginsberg
It is often forgotten that Syl Sylvain co-wrote many of the New York Dolls' best songs, but he did. While this album will forever be compared to the classic first solo albums by Syl's fellow ex-Dolls, David Johansen and Johnny Thunders, this record is good enough to be judged on its own terms. The material here is strong, and it is more of a lighthearted '50s rock & roll affair than might have been expected. Two of the songs, "Teenage News" and "14th Street Beat," date back to the final days of the NY Dolls. These versions are fantastic and inevitably lead to singalongs. However, the real standout is "What's That Got to Do With Rock 'n' Roll?." It's an undeniable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Geoff Ginsberg
It is often forgotten that Syl Sylvain co-wrote many of the New York Dolls' best songs, but he did. While this album will forever be compared to the classic first solo albums by Syl's fellow ex-Dolls, David Johansen and Johnny Thunders, this record is good enough to be judged on its own terms. The material here is strong, and it is more of a lighthearted '50s rock & roll affair than might have been expected. Two of the songs, "Teenage News" and "14th Street Beat," date back to the final days of the NY Dolls. These versions are fantastic and inevitably lead to singalongs. However, the real standout is "What's That Got to Do With Rock 'n' Roll?." It's an undeniable song, so much so that mainstream radio picked up on it at the time. The playing is really loose in a good way. Not sloppy by any means, but played, sung, and produced with an appreciation for what made rock & roll fun in the first place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2007
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140347526
  • Catalog Number: 3475
  • Sales rank: 206,191

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sylvain Sylvain Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Bobby Blain Piano, Keyboards
Lee Crystal Drums, Hand Clapping
Jonathan Gerber Saxophone
Scott Litt Background Vocals, Rhythm
Tony Machine Drums
Michael Page Bass
Johnny Rao Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Soloist
Buz Verno Bass, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Arthur Crier Bass, Background Vocals
Rodney Hytonen French Horn
Patience Clements Vocals
Technical Credits
Sylvain Sylvain Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Tony Bongiovi Producer
James Farber Engineer
Scott Litt Engineer, Vocal Producer
Lance Quinn Producer, Audio Production
Johnny Rao Composer
Toshi Cover Photo
Bob Walters Executive Producer
Raymond Willhard Engineer
Don Ross Direction
Ron Ross Direction
Katsuji Asada Cover Design
Paul Christainson String Arrangements
Paul Kopelow Back Cover
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    lightweight

    seems a little light..dont hear much guitars..where did they go?
    sounds very 50's..but some people(very old) might like that sound...

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