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David Johansen: Live It Up (Blue Sky) ****

Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 5 August 1982

DESPITE A RAFT OF extraordinary songs and some devastating performances, David Johansen has never made a uniformly good record. In fact, listening to Johansen's albums — from New York Dolls to last year's Hold Back the Night — is a process of sifting fine music from halfhearted or utterly inept production.

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