The New York Dolls strutted onto the scene in the early 1970s wit han irresistible mix of proto-punk rebellion, Stones-y swagger, and a glam, gender-bending blur of lipstick and platform boots. Their self-titled 1973 debut LP - #213 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time - was produced by pop-rock wizard Todd Rundgren, who reunited with the band for 'Cause I Sez So, the fourth studio album of the intermittent yet highly influential career. Recorded at Rundgren's Utopia Sound Studio in Kauai, the album features original Dolls: David Johansen (vocals) and Sylvain Sylvain (guitar), plus Steve Conte (guitar), Brian Delaney (drums), and Sami Yaffa (bass). The 12-song track list features 11 new originals plus a send-up of "Trash," a standout from their '73 debut that Rolling Stone praised as a "nonsensical, good-rocking ass-shaker." From the Label
Performance CreditsNew York Dolls Primary Artist
David Johansen Vocals
Sylvain Sylvain Guitar,Background Vocals
Steve Conte Guitar,Background Vocals
Brian Delaney Drums
Technical CreditsDavid Johansen Composer,Author
Todd Rundgren Producer,Audio Production
Sylvain Sylvain Composer
Sam Yaffa Composer
Steve Conte Composer
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Cause I Sez So based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
As a teen, there was no album more of an adrenalin rush of pure cool than these guys, especially Too Much, Too Soon. They take the purest form of punk and perform a self-satirical show that for sheer entertainment can't be topped by any rock group of any era. That is why I was very excited to get this CD after all these years, and it is truly the real deal, the original band. It is a bit more mellowed out and laid back, something that should be illegal in most states for this band to be, but at least we've gone another album into the future. With only three studio CDs, I guess you might want to pick this one up!