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Live At Radio Luxembourg Paris France December 1973 - New York Dolls

Live At Radio Luxembourg Paris France December 1973

New York Dolls  

Format: 1 Vinyl

Genre: punk, rock, Glam

Barcode: 8055515231724

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Formed : December, 1971 // New York, NY, United States
Disbanded : 1975
Reformed : 2004

All of the members of the New York Dolls played in New York bands before the band formed in late 1971. Guitarists Johnny Thunders and Rick Rivets, bassist Arthur Kane, and drummer Billy Murcia were joined by vocalist David Johansen. Before changing their name to New York Dolls, the band was called Actress (3) which recorded full set demos in early 1971. Early in 1972, Rivets was replaced by Syl Sylvain and the group began playing regularly in Lower Manhattan, particularly at the Mercer Arts Center. Within a few months, they had earned a dedicated cult following, but record companies were afraid of signing the Dolls because of their cross-dressing and blatant vulgarity.

Late in 1972, the Dolls embarked on their first tour of England. During the tour, drummer Murcia died after mixing drugs and alcohol. He was replaced by Jerry Nolan. After Nolan joined the band, the Dolls finally secured a record contract with Mercury Records. Todd Rundgren -- whose sophisticated pop seemed at odds with the band's crash-and-burn rock & roll -- produced the band's eponymous debut, which appeared in the summer of 1973. The record received overwhelmingly positive reviews, but it didn't stir the interest of the general public; the album peaked at number 116 on the U.S. charts. The band's follow-up, Too Much Too Soon, was produced by the legendary girl group producer George "Shadow" Morton. Although the sound of the record was relatively streamlined, the album was another commercial failure, only reaching number 167 upon its early summer 1974 release.

Following the disappointing sales of the Dolls' two albums, Mercury Records dropped the band. No other record labels were interested in the group, so the Dolls decided to hire a new manager, the British Malcolm McLaren, who would soon become famous for managing the Sex Pistols.

By the middle of 1975, Thunders and Nolan left the Dolls. The remaining members, Johansen and Sylvain, fired McLaren and assembled a new lineup of the band. For the next two years, the duo led a variety of different incarnations of the band, to no success.

In 2004, former Smiths vocalist Morrissey invited the surviving members of the New York Dolls to perform at the 2004 Meltdown Festival, a music and cultural festival that was being curated that year by the singer. To the surprise of many, David Johansen, Syl Sylvain, and Arthur Kane agreed to the gig, with Steve Conte standing in for Thunders and Gary Powell from the Libertines sitting in on drums. (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, taken from

Members : Rick Rivets (guitar), Billy Murcia (drums), Johnny Thunders (guitar, vocals), Arthur Kane (bass), David Johansen (vocals), Sylvain Sylvain (guitar, vocals), Jerry Nolan (drums), Peter Jordan (bass)


A1  Intro 

A2  Personality Crisis 

A3  Bad Girl 

A4  Looking For A Kiss 

A5  Give Her A Great Big Kiss 

A6  Stranded In The Jungle 

B1  Pills 

B2  Vietnamese Baby 

B3  Trash 

B4  Chatterbox 

B5  Jet Boy 



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