KILLER KANE BAND: Mr. Cool: 7” EP

Killer Kane is, of course, the former bassist for the New York Dolls. The band is a short-lived venture out together by Kane and his buddy, a pre-W.A.S.P. Blackie (Goozeman) Lawless, and this is a repress of their single, originally released by Whiplash Records in 1976. The A-side, “Mr. Cool,” sounds like something straight out of Alice Cooper’s oeuvre, the influence of “I’m Eighteen” just dropping off it. The two tracks on the flip, “Longhaired Woman,” and “Don’t Need You,” are a bit more uptempo with a more Dollsy swagger. A nice testament for a “lost” band, cleaned up and remastered all nice and purty by the band’s guitarist, Andy Jay. –Jimmy Alvarado (HoZac, hozacrecords.com)