Music: New York Dolls
The New York Dolls are a landmark glam band from, well, New York City, and are quite the influence to New Wave and punk, for bands such as The Ramones, Blondie, Television and The Smiths.Founded in 1971, New York Dolls are Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll incarnate, and three of the original five members had to pay for it. Led by singer David Johansen, they were dismissed by audiences due to crossdressing, and their Rolling Stones-esque Protopunk landed them in the punk hall of shame.Today they are re-formed, although three of the members have died. They averted Band Minus the Face; Mr. Johansen is still alive.As usual, you can find the basics about their career at The Other Wiki.
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- Big Applesauce
- Breakup Breakout: David Johansen, who rebranded himself Buster Poindexter and scored a hit with "Hot, Hot, Hot"
- Johnny Thunders, who gained a cult following with his band, The Heartbreakers.
- Cover Version: The Cadets' "Stranded in the Jungle," on Too Much Too Soon
- Drugs Are Bad: EVERYONE in the band's initial run was fucked out of their tree on a near-constant basis, and it contributed a great deal to the infighting that led to their dissolution. They also wound up being the cause of Johnny Thunders' death.
- Glam Rock
- Johnny McCoolname: Johnny Thunders
- Proto Punk: Their music is seen as a progenitor to Punk Rock, both in sound, attitude as well as outfits.
- Self-Titled Album
- Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
- Shout-Out: Johnny Thunders, which is one to the song of the same name by The Kinks.
- Start My Own: A one-time touring guitarist by the name of Steven Duren would eventually go on to form WASP.
- Three Chords and the Truth
- Villainous Crossdresser