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Lipstick Killers
New York Dolls
Lipstick Killers
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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'Lipstick Killers' was originally recorded in 1972 and features the original line-up of the New York Dolls, David Johansen, Johnny Thunders, Sylvain Sylvain, Arthur 'Killer' Kane and Billy Murcia. The band was only 4 an...  more »

      
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All Artists: New York Dolls
Title: Lipstick Killers
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: ROIR
Original Release Date: 8/22/2000
Re-Release Date: 9/12/2000
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Glam
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 053436826621

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'Lipstick Killers' was originally recorded in 1972 and features the original line-up of the New York Dolls, David Johansen, Johnny Thunders, Sylvain Sylvain, Arthur 'Killer' Kane and Billy Murcia. The band was only 4 and 1/2 months old, and just beginning to build it's legendary reputation. This first session captures them raw, wild, and crude, with no studio trickery to tone them down. 9 tracks including 'Bad Girl', 'Personality Crisis', 'Don't Start Me Talking' and more on 2000 Roir release.

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CD Reviews

New York Dolls - 'Lipstick Killers' (Roir)
Mike Reed | USA | 06/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For a bunch of demos,this collection of the Doll's tracks,assembled by the indie label Roir,sure does sound good.'Lipstick Killers' is apparently the EARLIEST known recordings of the band,recorded in the summer of 1972.Even the group's ORIGINAL drummer Billy Murcia is on here.The tunes that I found myself looking forward to on repeated plays of the CD are "Looking For A Kiss","Don't Mess With Cupid","Personality Crisis" and "Frankenstein".Might want to keep in mind that 'Lipstick...' is pretty much aimed at New York Dolls completists."
Early Dolls
Patrick W. Schubert | Santa Ana, California United States | 04/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"These early demos featuring original drummer Billy Murcia are pretty crude all around. The Dolls sound a bit sluggish and unsure of themselves. This is understandable, of course, considering they had only been together for about four months. The sound quality isn't too bad. But, unfortunately, the tapes suffer from volume fluctuations that can be somewhat annoying.Many tunes that would eventually appear on their two studio albums are included here in embrionic form. I wouldn't say that any of the tracks on "Lipstick Killers" are superior to those on "NY Dolls" and "Too Much Too Soon". However, it is cool to hear them in such a raw, unpolished state. I prefer the '73 demos with Jerry Nolan, but this is still a fine album."
Best Dolls recordings from Summer '72
J. Auer | 03/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not as in the editorial reviews January, this one was done in the summer of '72 at Blue Rock Studios in NYC. It captures all the energy of the Dolls at their peak when they were the darlings of the Mercer Arts Center Glitter Rock Scene."