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Early New York Dolls Recordings Released in Box Set

New York Dolls: Personality Crisis Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975The early days of the New York Dolls have been documented in a new release called Personality Crisis Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975. The 5-CD remastered box set showcases rare and unreleased music from the lineup of vocalist David Johansen, guitarist Johnny Thunders, bassist Arthur Kane, guitarist Sylvain Sylvain and drummer Billy Murcia.

It includes three demo sessions from before their Mercury Records recordings plus a collection of live performances. Altogether it has early versions of what would become New York Dolls classics: “Jet Boy”, “Trash”, “Personality Crisis”, “Puss ‘n’ Boots”, “Stranded In The Jungle”, “Babylon”, “Who Are The Mystery Girls”, “Bad Girl” and “Pills”.

Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975 is available now on CD.

Personality Crisis Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975 Track List:

Disc One:

Studio Demos 72-73
Blue Rock Studio NYC, June ’72

  1. Bad Girl
  2. Looking for a Kiss
  3. Don’t Start Me Talkin’
  4. Don’t Mess With Cupid
  5. Human Being
  6. Personality Crisis
  7. Pills
  8. Jet Boy
  9. Frankenstein

Escape Studios, UK, Oct ’72

  1. Personality Crisis
  2. Looking for a Kiss
  3. Bad Girl 13.Subway Train

Planet Studios, NYC, March ’73

  1. Seven Day Weekend
  2. Frankenstein
  3. Who Are the Mystery Girls?
  4. (There’s Gonna Be a) Showdown
  5. Back in the USA

Disc Two:

Studio Demos 1973
Planet Studios, NYC, March ’73

  1. Endless Party
  2. Jet Boy
  3. It’s Too Late (False Start)
  4. It’s Too Late (Full Version)
  5. Bad Detective
  6. Lonely Planet Boy
  7. Subway Train
  8. Private World
  9. 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

Disc Three:

Live
Paris / Detroit / Long Island
Bataclan, Paris, 23 Dec ’73

  1. Trash
  2. The Milk Man
  3. Puss’n’boots

Michigan Palace, Detroit, 31 Dec ’73

  1. Intro/Personality Crisis
  2. Bad Girl
  3. Looking for a Kiss
  4. Who Are the Mystery Girls?
  5. Stranded in the Jungle
  6. Human Being
  7. Pills
  8. Trash
  9. The Milk Man
  10. Puss’n’boots
  11. Babylon
  12. Lone Star Queen
  13. Don’t Start Me Talkin’

My Father’s Place, Long Island, 14 April ’74 (WBAB Radio Broadcast)

  1. Puss’n’boots
  2. Looking for a Kiss
  3. Trash
  4. Stranded in the Jungle
  5. Personality Crisis
  6. Bad Girl
  7. Pills

Disc Four:

Live 1974
Long Island / Vancouver / Dallas
My Father’s Place, Long Island, 14 April ’74 (WBAB Radio Broadcast)

  1. Hoochie Coochie Man
  2. It’s Too Late
  3. Chatterbox
  4. Human Being Vancouver, Circa June/July ‘74
  5. Hoochie Coochie Man
  6. (Give Him a) Great Big Kiss
  7. Don’t Mess With Cupid
  8. Chatterbox
  9. Babylon
  10. (There’s Gonna Be a) Showdown
  11. Who Are the Mystery Girls?
  12. Jet Boy
  13. Human Being

Dallas, Sept 74

  1. Intro/Personality Crisis
  2. Vietnamese Baby
  3. Bad Girl
  4. (Give Him a) Great Big Kiss

Disc Five:

Live 1974
Dallas ’74 / NYC ’75
Dallas, Sept ‘74 (Disc Five)

  1. Pills
  2. Frankenstein
  3. Lone Star Queen
  4. Don’t Start Me Talkin’

New York, 1975

  1. Red Patent Leather
  2. On Fire
  3. Something else
  4. Daddy Rolling Stone
  5. Ain’t Got No Home/Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  6. Girls Girls Girls
  7. Down Down Downtown
  8. Pirate Love
  9. Pills
  10. Teenage News
  11. Personality Crisis/Looking for a Kiss
  12. Stranded in the Jungle