Lipstick Killers – The Mercer Street Sessions 1972

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Lipstick Killers - The Mercer Street Sessions 1972
Studio album by New York Dolls
Released 1981
Recorded 1972
Genre Glam rock
Length 40:19
Label ROIR
Producer Marty Thau
New York Dolls chronology
Too Much Too Soon
Lipstick Killers
Red Patent Leather

Lipstick Killers – The Mercer Street Sessions 1972 is a 1981 album of demos by the New York Dolls. The album's songs were later re-recorded for New York Dolls, except for "Don't Start Me Talking" and "Human Being" which were later re-recorded for Too Much Too Soon and "Don't Mess with Cupid", which was not re-recorded.

The producer of the Mercer Street Sessions was Marty Thau, who was also the person who discovered and managed the Dolls.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bad Girl" (David Johansen, Johnny Thunders)
  2. "Looking for a Kiss" (Johansen, Thunders)
  3. "Don't Start Me Talking" (Sonny Boy Williamson II)
  4. "Don't Mess with Cupid" (Deanie Parker, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper)
  5. "Human Being" (Johansen, Thunders)
  6. "Personality Crisis" (Johansen, Thunders)
  7. "Pills" (Bo Diddley)
  8. "Jet Boy" (Johansen, Thunders)
  9. "Frankenstein" (Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain)