RRS132 NEW YORK DOLLS LIVE AT RADIO LUXEMBOURG, PARIS 1973 LP RADIATION

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RRS132

NEW YORK DOLLS

LIVE AT RADIO LUXEMBOURG, PARIS 1973

LP RADIATION

8055515232127


 

Controversial glam act New York Dolls were the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll excess, prefacing
the rough edges of punk. Formed in late 1971 and initially known as Actress, the earliest
incarnation featured bassist Arthur Kane, guitarist Rick Rivets and the guitarist that would
become 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 Nolan
into the group. Signing to Mercury, they issued a self-titled debut, followed by Too Much Too
Soon, but disappointing sales saw Mercury drop them. Live At Radio Luxembourg was
recorded in December 1973 and features hot live versions of songs from these two seminal
studio albums; with plenty of banter delivered in cod-French accents between the tracks, the
set reveals the group in their prime, their no-limits attitude taking the form of raucous guitar
riffs, 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.

 

TRACKLIST

 

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