is a 1978 David Johansen album by the rock musician David Johansen and his first solo album following his tenure as lead singer of the New York Dolls. The album was released on Blue Sky Records, a sub-label of Columbia Records that was associated with Johnny and Edgar Winter. David Johansen also features fellow New York Doll guitarist Sylvain Sylvain, who was a member of the David Johansen Band at that time. Sylvain co-wrote four of the songs with Johansen. The single from the album was Johansen and Sylvain's "Funky But Chic", backed with "The Rope (The Let Go Song)", which has been included as a bonus track on the CD.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs by
David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain except as indicated.
Side one [ edit ]
"Funky But Chic"
"Pain in My Heart" (Johansen)
"Not That Much" (Johansen, Buz Verno)
Side two [ edit ]
"I'm a Lover" (Johansen, Johnny Rao, Thomas Trask, Buz Verno)
"Lonely Tenement" (Johansen)
Bonus track [ edit ]
"The Rope (The Let Go Song)" (Johansen)
Personnel [ edit ]
David Johansen - vocals, guitar on "Donna", castanets & chimes on "Frenchette"
Frankie LaRocka - drums, vocals on "Funky But Chic", "Girls", "Pain in My Heart", "I'm a Lover"
Johnny Rao - guitar
Thomas Trask - guitar
Buz Verno - bass, vocals on "Funky But Chic", "Pain in My Heart", "Not That Much", "I'm a Lover", "Lonely Tenement"
Additional Personnel [ edit ]
Bobby Blain - organ on "Funky But Chic", "Cool Metro", piano on "Girls", "Donna", "Frenchette"
Stan Bronstein - horn on "Funky But Chic", "Pain in My Heart"
Felix Cavaliere - organ on "Pain in My Heart"
Sarah Dash - vocals on "Funky But Chic"
Nona Hendryx - vocals on "Funky But Chic"
Joe Perry - rhythm guitar on "Not That Much", guitar on "Cool Metro"
Scarlet Rivera - violin on "Donna", "Lonely Tenement"
Sylvain Sylvain - guitar on "Cool Metro" Tony Machine - percussion on "Funky But Chic"
Gene Leppik - additional vocals
Jimmie Mack - additional vocals
Production Credits [ edit ]
Produced by Richard Robinson and David Johansen
Engineered by Dave Thoener
Directed by Steve Paul
Assistant Engineers: Jay Krugman, Gregory Caruso, Gray Russell
Mastered by Sterling Sound by Crag Calbi
Recorded in New York City, February 1978 at The Record Plant
Cover Design by Elena Pavlov
Cover Photography by Benno Friedman
Back Cover Photo by Gary Green
Releases [ edit ]
Cassette David Johansen Razor & Tie 1992
CD David Johansen Razor & Tie 1992
Cassette David Johansen [Bonus Track] Caroline Distribution 1992
CD David Johansen American Beat Records 2008
CD David Johansen Culture Factory 2012
CD David Johansen Razor & Tie
References [ edit ]