Sylvain Sylvain Birthday Tribute – Steve Sings Ronettes / New York Dolls Mash-Up
In memory of Sylvain Sylvain, the heart & soul of the New York Dolls, Steve performs a medley of 2 songs that belong together for good reason – The Ronettes’ “Walking In The Rain” & the New York Dolls’ “Take A Good Look At My Good Looks” – Steve recalls the story:
“The Dolls used to jam on ‘Walking In The Rain’ at soundcheck on tour and when we ended it, Syl would keep playing this particular chord sequence, inspired by the Ronettes song. I remember telling him it was such a good feel that we should make a song out of it. When it came time to make our album “One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This’ the band jammed on the song idea and Johansen made up some words for it, verses and chorus, but it needed a bridge. I came up with the middle part (influenced by Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’) and – voila – the song was born.” Happy heavenly birthday Sylvain – on this Valentine’s Day and every one hereafter.