Label: Polygram Records - none • Format: Cassette Compilation • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk, Glam
Since the two studio albums Seven - Sinch - Sinch by the original incarnation of the New York Dolls -- 's New York Dolls and Roy Rogers - Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Too Much, Too Soon -- will fit just barely on one CD without editing, just how useful is a collection that features most but not all of the songs from those albums along with some bonus tracks of dubious quality and importance?
Rock 'n' Roll aims to be a definitive summary of the Dolls ' glorious but chaotic career while offering a few rarities for die-hard fans, but the loyalists get shortchanged just a bit by this set. But even in a less than ideal presentation, this music is still powerful, and Rock 'n' Roll really does capture a good bit of what made the New York Dolls truly special -- the prima donna swagger of David Johansen 's vocals, the aural sneer of Johnny Thunders ' guitar, the chock-a-block counterpoint of Syl Sylvain 's rhythm work, the sharp, efficient wallop of Jerry Nolan 's drums, and the dirt simple but heartfelt pulse of Arthur Kane 's bass.
Add in the band's songs, which offer a clever Courageous Cat Theme - New York Dolls - Rock N Roll kid's perspective on the joys and terrors of life in the concrete playground of New York City, and you get a band that sound every bit as smart, witty, and thoroughly unique today as they did in And though the songs fare better in the context of their original albums, the opening triple play of "Trash," "Personality Crisis," and "Babylon" is inspired, as is the closing salvo of "Jet Boy" and "Human Being.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Release Date October 18, Track Listing. Courageous Cat Theme. Johnny Holiday. New York Dolls. Personality Crisis. Looking for a Kiss. Lone Star Queen. Vietnamese Baby. David Johansen. Lonely Planet Boy. Private World. Johnny Thunders. Bad Girl. Don't Mess With Cupid. Subway Train. Who Are the Mystery Girls? Stranded in the Jungle. It's Too Late.
Puss 'N' Boots. Jet Boy. Human Being. Promo Spot. Courageous Cat Theme Johnny Holiday. Spotify Amazon. Vietnamese Baby David Johansen. Chatterbox Johnny Thunders.
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