Band Name: New York Dolls
Music Album: Live In NYC - 1975: Red Patent Leather
Album Release Date: September 2001
Music Genre: Punk Rock Glam
Record Label: Trojan Records
Album Release Country: United States
Music Record Type: 15 Tracks CD Album Reissue
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, To (...)
|1||Red Patent Leather||3:37|
|4||Daddy Rolling Stone||3:35|
|5||Ain't Got No Home/Dizzy Miss Lizzy||3:57|
|6||Girls Girls Girl||3:45|
|7||Down, Down Downtown||4:15|
|11||Personality Crisis/Looking For A Kiss||5:41|
|12||Stranded In The Jungle||3:48|
|15||Puss 'N Boots||3:22|
Recorded live March 2, 1975 at the Little Hippodrome Club in New York City.
"This album is dedicated to the members of the New York Dolls who have passed away: Jerry Nolan, Johnny Thunders and Billy Murcia.
The first 11 songs were first released as Red Patent Leather in Europe on vinyl in 1984.
'Stranded In The Jungle' was recorded at the same Little Hippodrome show but is heard here for the first time.
'Trash', 'Chatterbox' and 'Puss N' Boots' were recorded at the Bataclan in Paris on December 23, 1973."
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