NEW YORK DOLLS To Hit The Studio This Year?

NEW YORK DOLLS lead singer David Johansen has told Goldmine magazine that the band will hit Europe for some dates this summer, and after that, "I think we're probably going to think about making a studio album," he said. "Yeah, it's an interesting time, because we have no idea how like we're going to proceed with that. I mean, we know we're going to make songs, and we know how to do that, but as far as how we're going to get it out there, we haven't figured that out yet, and that's kind of exciting I think. You know, we've always been kind of like mavericks mavericks ... now I sound like John McCain (laughs) but as far as the record business is concerned ... I see people coming up and getting awards, and they go, 'I want to thank this great industry,' and I'm always thinking, 'Oh, fuck you, this great industry. What a joke.' We've always kind of done our own thing."

On April 29, NEW YORK DOLLS released a new live album, entitled "Live at the Fillmore East". Johansen feels the CD, recorded during a two-night stand at the New York venue in December, has captured this version of the DOLLS' concert experience.

"I thought it sounded pretty good," Johansen told Goldmine. "You know, I mean, it's not like I listen to it over and over again, but I guess, you know, it just kind of documents where we're at right now. We've been playing a lot. I think when we first got back together, that was pretty well documented, but it wasn't like we were that hot yet, you know? Because we'd had like three rehearsals and played Meltdown, and now it's like we're a fucking machine, a monster."

To listen to Goldmine's 17-minute interview with David Johansen, click here.


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