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Oh! it's the Kirshner thing! (sorry, couldn't veiw the clip). yeah, i've got that show (4 songs i think) on VHS. brilliant! and Kirshner's a lot sleazier than the Dolls ever were, hahahaha!Quote
What surprises me is that none of you got the joke: my original post was paraphrasing Don Kirshner as he introduced the Dolls on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" in 1974.
Damn, it's too bad we don't have a youtube version of THAT performance.
Right on, andrew.Quote
Saw Thunders two consecutive nights (Marquee, London '88) and the first night was everything I hoped it would be while the second was more like what I was expecting but entertaining nonetheless. He came out the front door early in the evening, when myself and one other person had already gotten in line to get in, nodded at us, raised his arm for a cab and sped off and I couldn't help thinking "Wow, is he ever short !".
Agree with you wholeheartedly on the breakdown of the Dolls' individual talents, Muppet. A guy on this board a few years ago was very firm in his conviction that Jerry Nolan was an amateur (something like, "I've been a drummer for twenty five years so let me tell you...) and scoffed when I suggested that he swung, but that is exactly what he did. If I recall, buddy also suggested the Dolls were all hype and couldn't hold a candle to Kiss. To each their own, obviously, but I've always felt that if you can't dance to the Dolls, you're missing a rock 'n' roll gene or somethin'.IMHO.
I get the punk godfather thing but I hear and see them worshiping at the altar of the Rolling Stones.
Johansen even looks like Mick for a couple of seconds in the Personality Crisis clip when the camera shows his profile.