|1.||New York Dolls|
The New York Dolls were punk rock before there was a term for it. Building on the Rolling Stones' dirty rock & roll, Mick Jagger's androgyny, girl group pop, the glam rock of David Bowie and T. Rex, and the Stooges' anarchic noise, the New York Dolls created a new form of hard rock that presaged both punk rock and ]heavy metal]. Their drug-fueled, shambolic performances influenced a generation of musicians in New York and London, who all went on to form punk bands. And although they self-destructed quickly, the band's two albums remained two of the most popular cult records in rock & roll history.more...
All of the members of the New York Dolls played in New York bands before they formed in late 1971. Guitarists
70s punk scene: the artists, the music 'gruntvoxular' bands like The New York Dolls-Television...and the fashion.
Together, these elements were the seditionaries that made punk what it is : an art movement like nothing else .
All you have to do to get a glimpse of the better side of the bone-boring seventies, is to get familiar with the seditionaries of bands like The New York Dolls.
|3.||The Bug chasers|
A rock and roll band from Columbus, Ohio. They sound kind of like the Rolling Stones.
That band, The Bug Chasers, is doing a concert on August 24th.
|4.||Goo Goo Dolls|
A band from Buffalo, New York, led by John Rzeznik. Most poular song being Iris (in the film City of Angles), a few songs by them are:
I'm Still Here
Here is Gone
and many others. Not having heard of the Goo Goo Dolls often signifies being musically deprived. Not liking the Goo Goo Dolls is a common side effect of bad music taste. Someone who enjoys listening to the Goo Goo Dolls often boasts good taste. Someone who is obsessed with the Goo Goo Dolls is a rabid fan-girl/boy; running away and screaming in terror is advised.
Hey, man, did you hear about the Goo Goo Dolls hater? He was cutting their music down and got hot coffee splashed in his face by a fangirl!
Born John Anthony Genzale July 12, 1952 in Queens, New York. He was into the New York Glam scene and speed. Johnny was the guitarist for the New York Dolls, a pioneering glam band. Johnny was soon introduced to heroin from Iggy Pop while partying with his girlfriend the famous groupie, Sable Starr. The Dolls were never accepted into the mainstread and soon burnt out. Johnny and Jerry Nolan, drummer for the Dolls, grabbed Richard Hell (ex-Television) and started the Heartbreakers, a rock and roll group. Hell left before they went on tour with the Sex Pistols on the Anarchy tour of 76. Thunders was now a father of two, Johnny Jr. and Vito and was developing a worse habit. His wife eventually left him in the early '80's around the same time that the Heartbreakers split. He never saw his boys again. Johnny wondered the Earth playing gigs and capitalizing on his "heroin-chic" appeal, mostly for another fix. When in Sweden in the late '80's, he met the mother of his first baby girl, Jaime. Jaime's mother left Johnny because of his irresponsibility and unpredicability. Johnny grew up in a home without a father and was endlessly guilty about becoming a bad father, but his heroin habit was incredibly out of control. Dee Dee Ramone says that he doesn't know how Thunders made it as long as he did. Johnny ventured into solo acoustic work in the end of his career and life while trying to stick with sobriety. Sadly at the age of 42, John Genzale went to a slummy hotel in New Orleans and...more...
The Smiths were quite simply the best band ever, in just the short time they were with us they changed the music scene forever. No-one can even come close to comparing to Morrissey's lyrics. The guy is a genius!
Also his solo career is still brilliant, some people say that he has declined but his songs are still better than anyone else's.......end of!
I Want The One I Can't Have
I could list everyone of the Smiths songs but these will do
An honest definitionmore...
Common Misconception 1: They didnt start punk.
The First punk band, despite what some FOOLS say. Yes, folks, I am talking about certain people who think that punk started in the UK with artists who came after (but are still awesome) like the Sex Pistols or The Clash. True, some genres began to form punk like glitter rock, and artists that came just before them like Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, New York Dolls influenced them, but it's not like that was pure punk; it was developing punk, pre-punk if you like. The Ramones all liked the New York Dolls, and Joey Ramone was in a glitter rock band called Snyper before the Ramones even formed.
Common Misconception 2: They only knew 3 chords.
True, their songs were sometimes 3 chords, but not always. This doesn't mean they only 'knew' 3 chords; they were trying to strip rock back to its basics was the reason they formed. No, Johnny wasn't a bad player; check out his guitar technique! Totally revolutionary. But anyway, even if they did 'only know 3 chords', WHAT DOES THAT MATTER? The music is still good, the lyrics arent bad. It's not like they were D-U-M-B or something.
I am sick of everyone criticizing these legends! They were truly a great band with some awesome riffs and hooks. And I don't care that Dee Dee, Joey and Johnny are dead, I'm defending their music! So FUCK OFF haters!