Tuesday, December 13, 2005

New York Dolls: Now With Reggae

Here's an update on the New New York Dolls album, from billboard.com

[R]eunited punk legends the New York Dolls will on Jan. 15 return to the recording studio for the first time since 1974's "Too Much Too Soon." The as-yet-untitled album, due next summer via Roadrunner, will be produced by Jack Douglas, who previously worked on the Dolls' self-titled debut. Among the tracks expected to make the cut are "Punishing World," "Plenty of Music" and "Rainbow Store." Surviving original members David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain will be backed on the set by guitarist Steve Conte, bassist Sami Yaffa, drummer Brian Delaney and keyboardist Brian Koonin.
Sami Yaffa, for those of you who don't know (like I didn't know until a minute ago), played with Hanoi Rocks among others. I did a little research and found a piece about him here. I was excited to learn that he was a part of reggae outfit called MadJuana. I was hoping that Yaffa was going to be a hot-shot studio pro, preferably a Hopi woman. But his reggae roots are soothing.

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