When David Jo first flew solo following the New York Dolls he assembled a streetwise ensemble for his first two releases which featured a core band of drummer Frankie LaRocka, guitarists Johnny Rao and Thomas Trask, and ex-Doll Syl Sylvain along with brilliant cameos by Ian Hunter, Dan Hartman, Stan Bronstein, Nona Hendryx, Scarlet Rivera, Sara Dash, Joe Perry, Felix Cavaliere, and producer/guitarist Mick Ronson to cite a distinguished few.
The bass player on those dates was the charismatic, pompadour coiffed Buzz Verno who laid the foundation pure, simple, and in-the-pocket to enhance David’s restlessly romantic character portraits set to three chords and a thundering backbeat.
Dig Buzz on stage with David for “Frenchette” https://youtu.be/08MuQAC5zpw
Dig the Buzz Verno Band with Joey Kelly…
Part One: https://youtu.be/vQ_UbAj7bhs
Part Two: https://youtu.be/wuAQaP59bPc