Friday, March 09, 2007
Solo David Jo
David Johansen in his solo, "Funky But Chic" mode right after the New York Dolls went their separate ways. During his frequent shows at the Whisky A Go Go in the summer of 1978, you could see the beginnings of his Buster Poindexter guise in the drunken late sets. I guess lots of people are happy that David and Syl Sylvain paired up to do Dolls songs again... but I thoroughly enjoyed the old schoolness of all this.
Johansen is certainly eclectic... a little bit glam, a little bit Louis Prima, a little bit Harry Smith... a lot of charisma. Check out "Frenchette" from his solo days. You might just dig it.