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The New York Dolls’ Classic ’70 LP’s Back On Limited-Edition Colored Vinyl

Fans of the classic NYC based band The New York Dolls are going to have a bit of a personality crisis at the news with these two classic albums being reissues on special LP’s. Dig into the full press copy below as it lines out what you are needing to know.

The Press Release:
It’s been more than four decades since the New York Dolls first outraged mainstream critics and struck terror into the hearts of public guardians of taste and morality. In that time, the once-controversial quintet has been recognized as a seminal musical force and a key influence on the punk movement that came into being shortly after the Dolls’ breakup. Now, UMe celebrates the New York Dolls’ legacy with new limited-edition colored-vinyl editions of the band’s two classic ’70s LPs, New York Dolls and Too Much Too Soon, out on May 5, 2017.

The new vinyl releases, available in strictly limited editions of 500 each and exclusively available through uDiscover, are as flamboyant visually as the albums’ musical contents. The self-titled disc boasts a unique opaque pink and black color scheme, while Too Much Too Soon has an equally audacious combination of opaque pink and clear. Both albums, which also feature their complete original cover art, are also available from UMe in standard black vinyl editions and can be purchased here.


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“God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology” by Various Artists

Artist: Various
Title: “God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology”
Label: Music Video Distributors
Release Date: January 24, 2006
Genre: Punk Rock / Rock
Rating: 9/10

“God Save The Queen – A Punk Rock Anthology” is one of the best DVD collections to own to date! It has so many great bands on it, performing the songs they are best known for and some interviews are even thrown in there for an extra bonus! Simple as that, it’s a run down of some of the greatest influential bands of all time, all in their raw, crowd frenzy glory.
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“All Dolled Up” by The New York Dolls

Artist: New York Dolls
Title: “All Dolled Up”
Label: Music Video Distributors
Release: December 6, 2005
Genre: Glam Rock
Rating: 8/10

As you may or may not know, this DVD was put together by rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya, who purchased a video camera and over a three year period recorded over 40 hours of footage, including live performances, backstage and interviews with the band. This allows you an intimate look at such a fascinating band. Videography was so rare at the time, this whole piece is a gem taking a look at the early career of the Dolls. A large portion of the DVD focuses on David Johansen (vocals), Arthur Kane (bass), Jerry Nolan (drums), Sylvain Sylvain (guitar) and Johnny Thunders (guitar) doing what they do best, performing, intermixed with some interview cuts and bonus features.
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