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...The New York Dolls was a US-based hard rock band that is considered, together with The Velvet Underground and The Stooges, to have been one of the predecessors of the punk rock and glam metal genre. The band was notorious, particularly...

The New York Dolls’ Too Much, Too Soon (1974)

David Smay

David Smay has co-edited two books on music with Kim Cooper: Lost In the Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide To The Music You Missed, and Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth. He’s a regular contributor to Scram, has an upcoming piece in Oxford American and has occasionally dithered about pop music on NPR, French Television and documentaries only shown at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. But his best interview was with Ratso the punk rock puppet at Quimb’s in Chicago. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children, Emmett and Matilda. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...You could sense the pressure building first as a distant howl. Then the rattle turned into a roar and it exploded into the station with the shriek of steel on steel. And because it was the 70s, a disorienting smear of color resolved...