NEW YORK DOLLS guitarist Sylvain Sylvain was interviewed by Simon Mayo of BBC Radio 2 Monday night (July 17). Audio of the program is available at this location.
As previously reported, a brand new NEW YORK DOLLS track, entitled "Dance Like a Monkey", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. The song is the first single and video off "One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This", due on July 25 via Roadrunner Records. The first pressing NEW YORK DOLLS' first studio album in over 30 years will include a special 45-minute "making-of" DVD as well as the bonus track "17". The DVD, shot and compiled by Walker Lamond, will contain witty and insightful candid studio moments with founding members David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and the rest of the DOLLS, as well as footage of guest artists and legendary producer Jack Douglas (JOHN LENNON, AEROSMITH).
"One Day…" marks the triumphant return for the band since 1974's "Too Much Too Soon". It features 13 new tracks and guest appearances by Michael Stipe ("Dancing on the Lip of A Volcano"),Iggy Pop ("Gimme Luv and Turn On the Light"),Tom Gabel of AGAINST ME! ("Punishing World"),and the DOLLS' own hero, Bo Diddley ("17").
THE NEW YORK DOLLS, who formed in 1971, only to burn brightly then break up in 1975, have been accused of inspiring everything from punk rock to "hair metal." "A lot of the mess people are listening to gets blamed on the DOLLS, but we've always been just a stupid R&B-based rock 'n' roll band," says their self-professed idiot savant leader David Johansen.