The NEW YORK DOLLS are to have a wealth of live material and rare demo recordings compiled in a new box set.
Debuting in New York City on Christmas Eve 1971, the Dolls are widely regarded as a precursor to punk, becoming a massive influence a wide range of artists, from Kiss tp the Ramones and The Damned and on to Morrissey and Guns'n'Roses. They were briefly managed by Malcolm McLaren pre-Pistols and ex-Dolls guitarist was special guest on the fables Anarchy Tour of '77, later returning in 2004 for a Morrissey-instigated reunion.
The 5 CD Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975 brings together early demos recorded with original drummer Billy Murcia prior to his tragic death in November '72, and demos for their debut album in March 73. The set also features three discs worth of live recordings from Paris, NYC, Long Island, Vancouver, Detroit and Dallas, from '73 to '75.
Fully remastered for this release, the set also includes a booklet with full sleevenotes and rarely seen photos.
Set for release on 27 April through Cherry Red, Personality Crisis is available to pre-order here.