New York Dolls Talk On New Album

The New York Dolls have have talked for the first time about their first studio album in 32 years.

New York Dolls Talk On New Album
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Gigwise.com is reporting: punk rock legends New York Dolls have have talked for the first time about their first studio album in 32 years. The band, who feature two members from the original line-up -- Sylvain Sylvain and David Johansen -- have been in a Mahattan studio working on the new material. Producer Jack Douglas told Rolling Stone: "When I heard the new songs, I knew they were capable of sounding like the Dolls but not as nostalgia. They had the stuff." Sylvain says that although the band have stripped away the glam-punk styling of old they are still in essence the same band and sound. "When you took off the makeup and spiked heels, at the bottom of it all, it was the blues. We were a blues band. We played those three-chord progressions," he says. Tracks expected to appear on the album so far include "Plenty Of Music" and "Beauty School."

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    ScummerVacation
    You guys are wrong, Johnny Thunders was better off on his own. The Dolls are perfectly allright with Syl, he has way more energy and character anyhow.
    pistols
    F*CK YEAH! Of course, won't be the same without Johnny, but I love the dolls. Can't wait.
    Ifoughtthelaw42
    Wow didn't know so many ppl liked Thunders as much as I do. I really like the Dolls but I thunk Thunders and the Heartbreakers were way better.
    FenderStrat1337
    I saw the Dolls in Cleveland last spring and it was amazing even without Johnny. Give it a chance before you flame it.
    Noones really flaming them... just saying that it isnt the same with Thunders. Which is true. But still, I might buy the album
    cefasnacht
    dolls kick ass, wearing their shirt right now, saw them last year....just don't know what i think about this, i'll get it, that's a given! just don't know if i'll like it
    trappedshadow87
    I saw the Dolls in Cleveland last spring and it was amazing even without Johnny. Give it a chance before you flame it.
    IlikeTheSKA
    Hahaha. It seems like everyone has said it already. It isn't the same without Thunders.
    klam_man
    IT LOOKS LIKE A LAWN GNOME LEFT OUT FOR TOO MANY LONG WINTERS...OH WELL...THE DOLLS SUCK ANYWAY
    misirlou
    i dont know why you guys have such a hard on for johnny thunders. yes, he was a guitar legend, but david and syl were just as much a part of the dolls as he was. anyway, i saw the dolls live last august, and they kicked just as much ass as ever.
    SkinnyWhiteBoy
    They can't do it without Johnny Thunders, it's as simple as that. Johnny Thunders was the only iconic member of the band, and was the only real reason they did what they did. He WAS the band, he is the punk rock legend that stands the test of time, and he is irreplaceable.
    rayIII
    Johnny Thunders is gone... but they're still the coolest cross-dressing punk band ever! (except maybe the misfits lol :p )
    AWA
    Davidleerothsha wrote: Wasn't Blacky Lawless from WASP in this band?
    No, wher the hell'd you hear that? Anyway I love the dolls, but a new album just wouldnt be the same without thunders
    Alex101
    joshsirjoshules wrote: No...they can't make a new album without Johnny Thunders, it's just the way it is.
    Agreed. No one could replace him, because he kicks ass!
    ilovethinlizzy
    Davidleerothsha wrote: Wasn't Blacky Lawless from WASP in this band?
    Actually yes he was when he replaced Johnny for about 5 dates coz he was ill or sumthing