Kris Needs - Dick Porter
[Punk - Biographie - New York Dolls]
The New York Dolls played an integral role in laying the foundations of punk rock. During the first half of the 1970s, the New York Dolls established a hard-earned reputation as the last word in rock n roll hedonism, leaving a trail of magnificent destruction in their wake. Combining the attitude of the Rolling Stones, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent with the romanticism of 1960s girl groups like the Shangri-Las and Crystals. From their origins in the street gangs of New York’s outer boroughs, through their recent rebirth and the untimely death of bassist Arthur Kane, Trash! offers a comprehensive look at these gender-bending scenesters. Featuring first-hand reminiscences, interviews with band members, revealing tour anecdotes, archival material, and 75 black-and-white photos, Trash! covers every leopard-clad inch of these glamsters' heyday. Set mostly in the chaotic and creative maelstrom of the mid-‘70s New York scene, the book also profiles the individual band members’ post-Dolls careers.
Plexus (2005) 240 p. 16 x 23 cm - En Anglais