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Sylvain Sylvain @ London Dublin Castle, July 22nd 2018

July 24, 2018

Tour merchandise: Signed Copies of Sylvain’s autobiography “There’s No Bones In Ice Cream” if you were quick enough

View: At the bar

Tonight the back room at the Dublin Castle was transformed into The Rock’n’Roll Book Club. A sold-out audience were treated to a mix of sweaty rock’n’roll and anecdotes from Sylvain’s life and misadventures with the New York Dolls, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Sylvain’s irresistible positivity shone through a set littered with Dolls classics such as Pills, Jet Boy, Trash and Great Big Kiss. Switching between acoustic guitar and his characteristic oversize white Gretsch Sylvain was effectively supported throughout by the vocals of Alison Gordy, notably on a cover of the Velvets Femme Fatale and a sensitive encore of You Can’t Put Your Arms Round A Memory. Eddie Cochran’s Something Else and Syl’s own Teenage News were highlights: the less said about the set-closing version of Personality Crisis the better.

Written for Record Collector magazine

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