New York Dolls - Live At Radio Luxembourg, Paris 1973: Splatter Vinyl LP


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Controversial glam act New York Dolls were the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll excess, prefacingthe rough edges of punk. Formed in late 1971 and initially known as Actress, the earliestincarnation featured bassist Arthur Kane, guitarist Rick Rivets and the guitarist that wouldbecome Johnny Thunders, with drummer Billy Murcia and singer David Johansen; soon,Rivets was replaced by Egyptian-born Sylvain Sylvain. Decked out in androgynous clothing,including platform boots, lipstick and body stockings, The Dolls toured England in 1972,which was ruptured by Murcia’s tragic alcohol-and-drugs-related death, bringing Jerry Nolaninto the group. Signing to Mercury, they issued a self-titled debut, followed by Too Much TooSoon, but disappointing sales saw Mercury drop them. Live At Radio Luxembourg wasrecorded in December 1973 and features hot live versions of songs from these two seminalstudio albums; with plenty of banter delivered in cod-French accents between the tracks, theset reveals the group in their prime, their no-limits attitude taking the form of raucous guitarriffs, shouted vocals, crashing drums and driving bass, and in addition to classic Dolls like “Puss N Boots” and “Jet Boy,” there are some blues references too.

A1 Looking For A Kiss
A2 Personality Crisis
A3 Bad Girl
A4 Give Her A Great Big Kiss
A5 Stranded In The Jungle
A6 Puss N Boots
B1 Chatterbox
B2 Pills
B3 Vietnamese Baby
B4 Jet Boy
B5 Trash
B6 You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

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