Label: Earmark - 40018 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue 180 gr Virgin • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Punk, Glam
It was recorded in New York a decade earlier, in Marchjust a month before the group broke up while on tour in Florida. The New York performance was recorded at the "Little Hippodrome" club. The shows were the last performed by the classic line-up in New York, and as such, they made the small, unusual venue famous. The venue itself closed later that same year.
Band performances were rare at the "Little Hippodrome", a drag and comedy club which was located at East 56th Street, between Second and Third Avenues. The club was named after the Hippodrome Theatrea nearby landmark Theater District building in Midtown Manhattan that had been torn down in The group dressed in red for the show and decorated the club with a faux communist red theme, and dubbed the event 'Red Patent Leather' in their press release, which explained: " This show is in coordination with the Dolls' very special 'entente cordiale' with the People's Republic of China.
The press release also claimed that the intended backdrop behind the stage would even include "a Charalito Remojado - Karmito Y Los Supremos - Gitano Y Brujo Del Trópico red flag bearing the hammer and sickle" .
Several "new" songs being played by the Dolls at this stage in their career would show up on later solo records. The band On Fire - New York Dolls - Red Patent Leather going to record "Teenage News" as a single in October at Record On Fire - New York Dolls - Red Patent Leather East but most of the band members were too drunk to show up at the recording session.
Thus, it is likely that some of the songs on this album would have been on the band's third studio album had they made one. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. New York Dolls.
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