NEW YORK DOLLS - One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (2006)


One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This is the third studio album by the New York Dolls. When it was released by Roadrunner Records on 25 July 2006 it was their first release of original material in over thirty years. Special guest artists on the album included Michael Stipe, Tom Gabel and Iggy Pop.

The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971.
They found little success during their existence, but the New York Dolls prefigured much of what was to come in the punk rock era and even later; the Dolls' over-the-top crossdressing influenced the look of many glam metal groups, and their shambling, sloppy but highly energetic playing style set the tone for many later rock and roll bands.

The band was influenced by vintage rhythm and blues, the early Rolling Stones, classic American girl group songs, and anarchic post-psychedelic bands such as the MC5 and the Stooges, as well as then-current glam rockers such as Marc Bolan and David Bowie. They did it their own way, creating something which critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote "doesn't really sound like anything that came before it. It's hard rock with a self-conscious wit, a celebration of camp and kitsch that retains a menacing, malevolent edge." Johansen's energy made up for what was then a not-too-strong voice; Thunders's fuzzy guitar sound became a near-instant band trademark, as did Sylvain's minimalistic rhythm guitar, Arthur's bouncing basslines and Nolan's tom tom-heavy drumming style. Sartorially, the Dolls looked like a Halloween party gang of transvestites who had broken into the Rolling Stones' and Marc Bolan's wardrobe trunks and made it even more androgynously exaggerated.

Thunders and Nolan left in 1975 to form The Heartbreakers with guitarist Walter Lure and former Television co-founder/bassist Richard Hell. They replaced Hell with Billy Rath and toured in support of their heirs the Sex Pistols in England in 1976, while the other Dolls recruited replacements (most notably including Blackie Lawless) and continued until 1977.

Morrissey organized a reunion of the three surviving band members (Johansen, Sylvain, and Kane) for the Meltdown Festival in 2004. It was extremely well-received, producing a live LP and DVD on Morrissey's Attack label, and a film, New York Doll, showing Kane's point of view of the genesis of the reunion contrasted against the backdrop of his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, future plans were impacted when the news came of Arthur Kane's unexpected death on July 13, 2004 from leukemia.

On August 18th 2006, the band performed in a free concert before some 9,000 fans at New York's South Street Seaport as part of the River to River Festival and Seaport Music, on a bill with the Brooklyn-based indie band Tralala. The New York Dolls delivered two memorable encores.


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