The New York Dolls Are Freakin’ Rock Stars

 

The New Album Just Came Out!
The New Album Just Came Out!

When I  was just a young man is high school, my friend Kevin had two big brothers in college who were way cool and turned me on to the “New York Scene” where revolutionary music was being created by the likes of Richard Hell, Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Television, Lou Reed and the Ramones. A personal favorite was the New York Dolls because they were completely out of control and on the road to ruin. After a couple of brilliant records, and a failed management attempt by Malcolm McClaren, they dissapeared and started dying off. I was sceptical of their reunion, thinking they could not even come close without Johnny Thunders. Man, was I wrong! Their show at HOB was blistering. “One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This” was album of the year in 2006. Well, today I listened to their new one, Cause I Sez So, during the commute and they remain a favorite after over 30 years. Dang!


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