David Johansen – In Style – Cassette
In Style is the second solo album by David Johansen, the lead singer of the New York Dolls. It was released in 1979.
After the breakup of the New York Dolls, David Johansen embarked on a solo career, exploring different musical styles and showcasing his versatility as a performer. In Style reflects Johansen’s shift towards a more polished and diverse sound compared to the raw, glam rock sound of the New York Dolls.
Despite the presence of guitarist Mick Ronson, David Johansen’s second solo album, In Style, wasn’t a collection of blistering glam rock. Instead, Johansen began to expand the boundaries of his music, adding elements of disco, soul, and reggae.
The album features a mix of rock, pop, and R&B influences, incorporating elements of punk, reggae, and even disco. It showcases Johansen’s charismatic vocals and his ability to adapt to different musical genres.
Notable tracks on the album include “Swaheto Woman,” “She,” and “Funky but Chic.” These songs highlight Johansen’s ability to blend catchy melodies with his unique and theatrical vocal delivery.
In Style did not achieve significant commercial success, it received positive reviews from critics who appreciated Johansen’s musical exploration and his ability to reinvent himself as a solo artist.
In Style represents an important phase in David Johansen’s career, showcasing his artistic growth and his willingness to experiment with different musical styles. It remains a notable album in Johansen’s discography and provides an interesting glimpse into the musical evolution of one of rock’s influential figures.
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4. She Knew She Was Falling In Love
5. Swaheto Woman
7. In Style
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