This took a bit longer to be uploaded due to, mainly, having an utmost respect for Mr. Sylvain.
While the radio show’s format permits us 1 hour and 55 minutes maximum, Sylvain’s stories were so detailed and fascinating that I decided to re-edit the show for the archive to include as much Sylvain as possible.
So here’s the long, long-edit version of the Sylvain special. Like the radio-show version, this includes an exclusive listen to Sylvain’s new track, “Leaving New York”, but contains less music, and more Sylvain.
Enjoy, and don’t forget to follow Sylvain’s updates on Facebook., as well as on the New York Dolls’ page.
1st Part – click HERE to listen
1. New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Hebrew Jekyll and Hyde Intro
2. New York Dolls – Looking for a Kiss (live 2012, from Live From The Bowery)
Sylvain on his radio show and his favorite music to DJ
3. The Shangri-Las – Leader of the Pack
4. T-Rex – Get It On
Sylvain on early life in Egypt and connection to Israel, move to France/USA, and getting into the music world
5. New York Dolls – Puss n’Boots
Sylvain on early compositions, being self-taught
6. The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run
Sylvain on early days in the music industry
7. New York Dolls – Lonely Planet Boy
Sylvain on his involvement in the fashion world and association with Vivianne Westwood/Malcolm MacLaren.
Sylvain on the demise of the New York Dolls, almost joining the Sex Pistols, and how his guitar ended up with Steve Jones of the Pistols
8. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
2nd Part – click HERE to listen
1. New York Dolls – Bad Girl (live 2004)
Sylvain on the the crowd’s love/hate relationship, early performances and rock club visits, Melody Maker exposure,
2. New York Dolls – Jet Boy
Sylvain on solo music, producing other musicians, recently working with Eddie Arnold at Studio B in Nashville and advice for aspiring musicians
3. Sylvain Sylvain – Leaving New York (2012)
Sylvain on his dislikea for the New York Dolls’ albums since its reformation, turmoil and loss of band members. Sylvain discusses David Johansen unfair expectations from band members for materials while not coming prepared. (1:32-1:35)
4. New York Dolls – Cause I Sez So
Sylvain on his affection for the third album since the reunion, Walking Backward
5. New York Dolls – Talk to me Baby
Sylvain on the NYD’s performance in Israel a few years back, coming back, facebook updates
6. New York Dolls – Human Being (live 2004)