Meanwhile for those that read the last 2 Aetix posts the mystery description should be easy to decode...
Today the 200th post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock. Todays artists in the blacklight are an American hard rock band formed in New York City in 1971. Along with the Velvet Underground and the Stooges, they were one of the first bands in the early punk rock scene. The line-up at this time comprised vocalist David Johansen, guitarist Johnny Thunders, bassist Arthur Kane, guitarist and pianist Sylvain Sylvain, and drummer Jerry Nolan; the latter two had replaced Rick Rivets and Billy Murcia, respectively, in 1972. According to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music (1995), the band predated the punk and glam metal movements, and were "one of the most influential rock bands of the last 20 years".
When they began performing, four of the band's five members wore Spandex and platform boots, while Johansen—the band's lyricist and "conceptmaster"— often preferred high heels and a dress occasionally. Fashion historian Valerie Steele said that, while the majority of the punk scene pursued an understated "street look", the New York Dolls followed an English glam rock "look of androgyny—leather and knee-length boots, chest hair, and bleach". In short, "quintessential glam rockers" because of their flamboyant fashion, while their technical shortcomings as musicians and Johnny Thunders' "trouble-prone presence" gave them a punk-rock reputation.
Although their original line-up fell apart quickly, the band's first two albums became among the most popular cult records in rock and roll. The New York Dolls influenced bands such as the Sex Pistols, Kiss, the Ramones, Guns N' Roses, the Damned, and The Smiths, whose frontman Morrissey organized a reunion show for the band's surviving members in 2004. After reuniting, they recorded and released three more albums—One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (2006), Cause I Sez So (2009), and Dancing Backward in High Heels (2011)
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Today's mystery album is the 2nd studio album by today's mystery artists and was released on May 10, 1974, by Mercury Records. The band was dissatisfied with the sound of their 1973 self-titled debut album, so frontman David Johansen enlisted Shadow Morton to produce today's mystery album. Morton had become disenchanted by the music industry, but was enthused by the band's energy and agreed to work with them as a personal challenge. They recorded the album at A&R Studios in New York City.
Despite their affinity for him, the band produced little original material with Morton and recorded several cover songs to complete today's mystery album. Johansen impersonated different characters on some of the novelty covers, while Morton's refined production incorporated a large amount of studio sound effects and female backing vocals. For the album, lead guitarist Johnny Thunders wrote and recorded "Chatterbox", his first lead vocal track. After a problem-ridden national tour, the band were dropped by Mercury and disbanded in 1975. The album was well received by most music critics, who praised the band's raw sound and felt that it was improved by Morton's production. Like the band's debut album, the mystery album became one of the most popular cult albums in rock music .
The album's front cover shows the band in a mock live performance and avoids the drag style of their debut's cover. For shock value, Thunders held a doll in his arm as if to strike it against his guitar. In 2005, today's mystery album was remastered and reissued by Hip-O Select and Mercury. In his review of the reissue for Blender magazine, Christgau claimed that both the band's first album (Goldy Rhox 199) and Goldy Rhox 200 make up "a priceless proto-punk legacy". He felt that, although Johansen's best original songs are on the debut, Too Much Too Soon has consistent hooks, clever lyrics, and exceptional cover songs, including "two R&B novelties whose theatrical potential was barely noticed until the band penetrated their holy essence."That same year, rock journalist Toby Creswell named "Babylon" as one of the greatest songs of all time in his book 1001 Songs. Here to get in its 2010 remaster..N'Joy
Goldy Rhox 200 (flac 272mb)
Goldy Rhox 200 (ogg 94mb)
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