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5CD New York Dolls Box, Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975

One of the bump starts to a new era of music occurred when the New York Dolls took to NYC stages, a club at a time. With their wild and daring approaches, the solidifying of Rock’s ‘late ’60s. early ’70s years began to shake like a 9.0 quake intent on creating new tectonic plates. With only two albums in release before their demise, the New York Dolls left a legacy that is still heard and felt.

Of course, over the years there were presented a series of official and ‘grey-market’ material but until the band regrouped (without the services of Johnny Thunders, who died in 1991, and Arthur Kane, who passed in 2004), no new fresh songs were brought out to the fan base. (But subsequent guitarist, Steve Conte, was musically good in his role as successor to the irreplaceable Johnny Thunders.)

On April 27, a 5CD Box, Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975, will add to the mystique of the band that never was able to complete their full intended journey. One of the essential elements of this package is a collection of early, pre-Mercury Records demo sessions. With a presentation of 46 demos recorded at three separate studios, with a few bonus tracks (over two CDs), and five live locations including two that were radio broadcasts (over three CDs), there is more than a fan could possibly want in this collectible boxed set. (Just gaze at the track-list below!)

This set is presented in a clamshell box along with an essential booklet of notes, photos, and credits! The box will house the CDs in individual cardboard wallets.

No one will ever replace the phenomenon that New York Dolls were. They couldn’t even do i themselves decades later with new recordings. After their demise, their placement created a world of different avenues, with only Johnny Thunders maintaining a hard-edged punk style with the Heartbreakers (and a legendary solo outing that included So Alone!)

Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975New York Dolls

CD1 (Studio Demos ’72-’73):

Blue Rock Studio NYC, June ‘72
01. BAD GIRL
02. LOOKING FOR A KISS
03. DON’T START ME TALKIN’
04. DON’T MESS WITH CUPID
05. HUMAN BEING
06. PERSONALITY CRISIS
07. PILLS
08. JET BOY
09. FRANKENSTEIN
Escape Studios UK October ’72
10.PERSONALITY CRISIS
11.LOOKING FOR A KISS
12.BAD GIRL
13.SUBWAY TRAIN
Planet Studios NYC March ’73
14.SEVEN DAY WEEKEND
15. FRANKENSTEIN
16. WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
17. (THERE’S GONNA BE A) SHOWDOWN
18. BACK IN THE USA

CD2 (Studio Demos 1973, Bonus Tracks, A/B Sides of 1979 single):

Planet Studios NYC, March ‘73
01. ENDLESS PARTY
02. JET BOY
03. IT’S TOO LATE (FALSE START)
04. IT’S TOO LATE (FULL VERSION)
05. BAD DETECTIVE
06. LONELY PLANET BOY
07. SUBWAY TRAIN
08. PRIVATE WORLD
09. TRASH
10.HUMAN BEING
11.DON’T START ME TALKIN’
12.HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
13.(GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS
14.VIETNAMESE BABY
15. BABYLON
16.BAD GIRL
17. PILLS
18.PERSONALITY CRISIS

Bonus Tracks
01. HOUDINI
02. ONE NIGHT IN TEXAS
03. AFTER THE STORM
04. PERCY THE PIMP
05. RUNNING WILD
06. ALL IN YOUR MIND
07. SUICIDE
08. FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE

A/B Sides of 1979 Single (Del Bromham)
09. WHO DO YOU LOVE
10.THE BEST FRIEND I EVER HAD

CD3 (Live Sets from Paris, Detroit, Long Island NYC):

Bataclan, Paris, December 23, ‘73
01. TRASH
02. THE MILK MAN
03. PUSS’N’BOOTS
Michigan Palace, Detroit, December 31 ‘73, New Year’s Eve
04. INTRO/PERSONALITY CRISIS
05. BAD GIRL
06. LOOKING FOR A KISS
07. WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
08. STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE
09. HUMAN BEING
10. PILLS
11. TRASH
12.THE MILK MAN
13. PUSS’N’BOOTS
14. BABYLON
15.LONE STAR QUEEN
16.DON’T START ME TALKIN’
My Father’s Place, Long Island NYC, April 14, ’74, WBAB Radio Broadcast
17. PUSS’N’BOOTS
18.LOOKING FOR A KISS
19. TRASH
20.STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE
21.PERSONALITY CRISIS
22.BAD GIRL
23. PILLS

CD4 (Live Sets From Long Island NYC, Vancouver, Dallas – 1974):

My Father’s Place, Long Island NYC, April 14, ’74, WBAB Radio Broadcast Continuation
01. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
02. IT’S TOO LATE
03. CHATTERBOX
Vancouver June/July ’74
04. HUMAN BEING
05. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
06. (GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS
07. DON’T MESS WITH CUPID
08. CHATTERBOX
09. BABYLON
10.(THERE’S GONNA BE A) SHOWDOWN
11.WHO ARE THE MYSTERY GIRLS?
12.JET BOY
13.HUMAN BEING
Dallas, September ’74
14.INTRO/PERSONALITY CRISIS
15.VIETNAMESE BABY
16.BAD GIRL
17.(GIVE HIM A) GREAT BIG KISS

CD5 (Live Sets Dallas and NYC – 1974/1975):

Dallas, September ’74 (continuation)
01. PILLS
02. FRANKENSTEIN
03. LONE STAR QUEEN
04. DON’T START ME TALKIN’
NYC, 1975
05. RED PATENT LEATHER
06. ON FIRE
07. SOMETHING ELSE
08. DADDY ROLLING STONE
09. AIN’T GOT NO HOME/DIZZY MISS LIZZY
10.GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
11.DOWN DOWN DOWNTOWN
12.PIRATE LOVE
13. PILLS
14.TEENAGE NEWS
15.PERSONALITY CRISIS/LOOKING FOR A KISS
16.STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE