Not the New York Dolls – despite their striking picture on the cover – and instead a whole host of great tracks from previous decades – all the rich R&B, rock, and soul that inspired the later sound of the Dolls! The cuts here are all nice and gritty, and plenty soulful too – and the set's very heavy on 50s and 60s sounds with bluesy vocals, fuzzy guitar, and nice rough edged rhythms! The versions here are way different than later New York Dolls takes on the tunes – and the set features 24 tracks that include "Lipstick Powder & Paint" by Joe Turner
, "Somethin Else" by Eddie Cochran, "Bad Detective" by The Coasters, "Don't Start Me Talkin" by Sonny Boy Williamson, "Don't Mess With Cupid" by Otis Redding, "Pills" by Bo Diddley, "Seven Day Weekend" by Gary US Bonds, "Who Drank My Beer While I Was In The Rear" by Dave Bartholomew, "Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style Again" by Bull Moose Jackson, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Uptown" by Chambers Brothers
, and "Piece Of My Heart" by Erma Franklin.