LEGENDARY NEW YORK DOLLS TO RELEASE
’CAUSE I SEZ SO MAY 5 ON ATCO RECORDS
Iconic Band Reunites With Famed Producer Todd Rundgren For
Fourth Studio Album; Set Includes New Version of “Trash”
U.S. Tour Begins In May
LOS ANGELES — After working together on the New York Dolls’ influential debut in 1973, the group reunited with producer Todd Rundgren this winter to record their fourth studio album, ’Cause I Sez So, set for a May 5 release on Atco Records.
Recorded at Utopia Sound Studio in Kauai, Hawaii, with David Johansen (vocals); Sylvain Sylvain (guitar); Steve Conte (guitar); Brian Delaney (drums); and Sami Yaffa (bass), the album features 11 original compositions and a new version of “Trash,” which was on their 1973 debut album. “It was amazing working with Todd again, and I think we were able to evoke the special sound of our first album and drag it by the hair into the present,” says frontman Johansen.
The New York Dolls swaggered onto the New York music scene in the early ’70s, influencing a generation with its subversive mix of high-decibel rock and high-heeled androgyny. The original band recorded a pair of milestone records—New York Dolls (1973) and Too Much Too Soon (1974)—before breaking up in 1977. The surviving members reformed the group in 2004 to much acclaim, but soon lost bassist Arthur Kane to leukemia. Two years later, Johansen and Sylvain reunited again to record the New York Dolls’ third studio album, One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This.
’CAUSE I SEZ SO
1. ’Cause I Sez So
2. Muddy Bones
3. Better Than
4. Lonely So Long
5. My World
6. This Is Ridiculous
7. Temptation To Exist
8. Making Rain
10. Nobody Got No Bizness
12. Exorcism Of Despair
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