Too Much Too Soon
Label: Hip-O Select Retail (PG)
No amount of production sheen or back-up singers could clean up the New York Dolls in the early 1970s. Their 1974 sophomore album kicks off with the back alley grime of "Babylon," and continues on through to some fantastic tribal, voodoo slop. Johnny Thunders gets his due on "Chatterbox," a snarling showcase of sloppy guitar power that shows just how great the band was.