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Monday, 13 April 2015

Alphabet Beats #097: N is for....New York Dolls

N is for....
When the story of Punk is written the timeline always goes back to the early 1970's and a band that combined the glam of Alice Cooper and the sound of scuzzy rock 'n' roll and whilst they officially only released two albums at the time, their sound was the template for many that rose up later in the decade.
The New York Dolls returned to the business back in 2004 playing at the Royal Festival Hall, London as part of Meltdown currated that year by Morrissey. New music followed as did tragedy. Original NY Dolls Billy Murcia died in 1972, Johnny Thunders died in 1991, Jerry Nolan died in 1992, and Arthur "Killer" Kane sadly passed away 22 days after the Reunion show in London. David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain have continued to work together and add musicians for touring etc, past members have included Sam Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks), Frank Infante (Blondie), Gary Powell (The Libertines), and Steve Conte (Michael Monroe Band) to name but a few.
Click on the links to get the full flavour of the New York Dolls.
The Music
Rock 'n' Roll (1994)

Live Dolls

More Dolls

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