Thursday, September 14, 2006

The New York Dolls

The New York Dolls
One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This
Roadrunner Records
Buster Poindexter becomes David Johansen once again, changing his name back and donning a tiny T-shirt and tight jeans. He’s even grown his hair out--all so he can try to squeeze a bit more cash out of the New York Dolls’ legacy with a reunion album. Sylvain Sylvain, the only other Doll of old still among the living, joins Johansen here, as does Hanoi Rocks bassist Sammi Yaffa. One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This sounds like the worst of Johansen’s solo efforts--that is to say great, simple rock ’n’ roll backing awkward, self-indulgent vocals that grate on the nerves ever more with each track. If you’re looking for a new take on the Dolls, you’re better off checking out Morrissey’s brilliant cover of “Human Being,” released earlier this year.

As published in the News and Review


Mel said...
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Lefty said...

You should also check out the film New York Doll. It's a touching little doc about the life of Arthur "Killer" Kane. He really cleaned up his life, found God (not sure where He was) and did a reunion with the Dolls.
I've never had much exposure to the Dolls, (in fact, the only exposure to them I'd had was Buster's brief mention of them at the beginning of the "hot, hot, hot" video) but it was really a cool film.

Keith Lowell Jensen said...

Yeah, I've been meaning to catch that flick. I'll report back when I've seen it.