New York Dolls at the 100 Club
London, May 14, 2009
London, 14th May 2009 and the New York Dolls are playing their first date since the release of their new album ‘Cause I Sez So, linking up again with Todd Rundgren who produced their debut album which influenced so many of the punk bands that followed them.
It was fitting that tonight’s gig was at the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street, home of the breakthrough Punk Festival of 1976. In the audience was Paul Simonon who played at the festival with the Clash – he was enjoying the night accompanied by another Dolls fan, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream.
Their set screeched into action with the title track from their new album and was a mix of old and new songs. Notable was the rarely played “Stranded In The Jungle” from Too Much Too Soon, and “Trash” which was a mixture of the familiar high energy and the slower Calypso version featured on the new album.
The band were in high sprits enjoying this as much as the ecstatic crowd in this intimate venue where no one was more than 10 metres from the stage.
The New York Dolls kick off their American tour in California on May 20.