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The legendary godfathers of glam-punk are back.

The legendary godfathers of glam-punk, the New York Dolls, are back with a new album for 2011 – a mere forty years since their inception. 'Dancing Backward in High Heels' is released through Blast Records in the UK on Monday 14th March with release in the rest of Europe on Friday 18th March. The album was recorded in Newcastle following three sold-out shows at The Cluny – a club whose size and general atmosphere has been likened to the legendary CBGB's and allegedly the closest thing we have to it in the UK. 

An almost unrecognizable line-up compared to the previous 'Coz I Sez So' album from 2009, the band now consists of stalwarts Sylvain Sylvain and David Johansen, but this time the album's producer Jason Hill plays bass, Brian Delaney (who has played with the NYD in the past) on drums and original Blondie guitarist Frank Infante make up the ranks. I was a little disappointed when I read this at first as, even though I love Frank Infante, I think Steve Conte did such a great job with the band, I was sorry to see him and Sam Jaffi leave to pursue more dates with Mike Monroe.

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Still, this is a wonderful album – even though it's only their fifth in over forty years – hardly prolific, but containing some absolute classics. 'Round And Round She Goes' which features the line which gave the title of the album, 'Funky But Chic' which could be an absolute smash hit as it's so catchy, other bits and pieces of reggae ('End Of The Summer', 'Tell me what You're On') or doo-wop, 60's classics like 'Fool For You Baby' and 'I sold My Heart To The Junkman' – which harks back to the work the band did in their earlier years with the Shangri-La's. The ballad 'Kids Like You' and the amazing bluesy 'You Don't Have To Cry' are just blissfully raw. On first listen, 'Dancing Backwards In High Heels' was a little too much of a mixed bag for me, but, having played it constantly for almost a week I'm now LOVING the eclectic mix and of course, Johansen's unmistakable vocals. You can certainly understand how the NYD's influenced the likes of the Ramones!

The bonus DVD features the making of the album, snippets from the Cluny shows and some very interesting footage of the interaction between the band members, as well as interviews with fans old and new.It's a very good insight into just what makes Sylvain and Johansen still want to pursue this career over forty years on.

Sue Ashcroft

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