Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sylvain Sylvain

VINYL RIP (320 kbps)

Overshadowed by Johnny Thunders larger than life druggie "Guitar God" persona, Sylvain wasn't exactly "chopped liver". Though never much of a song writer with the dolls, he really proves his worth on this RCA solo record. The music on this is similar to what Roy Loney of the Flamin' Groovies did solo - a 70s take on 1950s Rock 'n' Roll.
Even though clean and wimpy production plagues this from being a great album, Sylvain's catchy tunes make it a must own for any fan. If "Teenage News" doesn't make you wanna get up and twist then there's something wrong with you.

Dance Like a Monkey


  1. Love this record. Got see him a few years back. Great stuff.

  2. Saw him solo? Does he have new stuff?

  3. He played all "the classics".
    Always thought this photo was hilarious that I took that night.

  4. My buddy saw him solo about ten years ago playing folk songs (which isn't that far from where Johnny Thunders might've been heading).

    Cool blog, by the way. I just discovered it, now I'm gonna browse thru your archives.

  5. Right on! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Syl playing "Folk Music"???? Huh ! Anyway, I saw him 10 years ago in Chicago, IL and he jammed all the tunes from his Fishead Records album., "Sleep Baby Doll" plus a bunch from this great album. Syl rocks.

  7. I love me some old folk music, but not really sure I want to hear Syl playing it...then again, why not?

  8. BTW, since this post I played "Teenage News" on my friend Hal and Ron's Maximum Rock and Roll podcast and indeed everyone at MRR HQ started dancing! That never happens!