NEW YORK DOLLS Live At The Fillmore East – December 28 & 29, 2007 (2008)

Live At The Fillmore East -December 28 & 29, 2007 (2008)
Legit Release From The Two York Dolls

An obscure official release, but a bizarre and excellent one that fans won’t want to bypass. First, this CD was originally sold only through the group’s fan club and at live gigs, and the “Fillmore East” in question is actually New York’s Irving Plaza. Why someone renamed that venue with a historic moniker is anybody’s guess, but it’s probably alright since the New York Dolls in question have been pared down by time to just David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain… so what’s in a name? But, even if you consider yourself a purist, those niggling factoids still won’t inhibit your enjoyment factor, since this lovingly sloppy live CD captures the pure essence and spirit of the New York Dolls, regardless of the auxiliary players. The disc is a short, 10-song affair with just two tunes from the reconstituted band’s 2006 return album, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This. And it’s markedly better than their other official live album, 2004’s The Return Of The New York Dolls (below), making it the band’s best live product (unless you’re married to one of their many boots, old or new). Even odder is that you can get this CD new at Amazon for $4.50 (HERE), while used ones are as little as $2. A nice price for an act with questionable motives selling what might be considered their best work on the down low. Plenty more Dolls HERE in the archives.

Babylon (3:48)
Trash (3:33)
Jet Boy (6:49)
Personality Crisis (5:06)
Rainbow Store (3:37)
Looking For A Kiss (3:52)
Puss N’ Boots (3:05)
Dance Like A Monkey (4:46)
Pills (4:03)
Lonely Planet Boy (6:28)

The Return Of The New York Dolls – Live From Royal Festival Hall, 2004 (2004)
While we’re here, here’s the 2004 version of the NYDolls, with original bassist, Arthur “Killer” Kane (just prior to his passing). This was recorded after a series of reunion rehearsals for the UK’s Meltdown Festival, before the new configuration had road-tested their ancient chops. It’s an admirable representation and, along with Live At The Fillmore East, equals the original band’s two LP output of the 70s. The DVD’s @ Amazon, HERE.

Looking For A Kiss (3:38)
Puss N’ Boots (3:17)
Subway Train (5:12)
Bad Girl (4:09)
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory/Lonely Planet Boy (5:52)
Private World (4:04)
Vietnamese Baby (3:55)
Dialogue (2:25)
Frankenstein (6:42)
Babylon (4:16)
Dialogue (2:08)
Trash (3:35)
Jet Boy (7:39)
Personality Crisis (8:24)
Human Being (7:21)


  • Willard
    December 12, 2012 - 08:36 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 3410
    December 12, 2012 - 17:26 | Permalink

    I saw them in early 2007, and they were actually really good.

  • December 13, 2012 - 12:26 | Permalink

    Thank you, oh, Wizard of The Boat…………..

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