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The New York Dolls : Too Much Too Soon Paperback – 11 Jul 2005
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It's torture, yet compulsive. --Kerrang!
Too Much Too Soon is the definitive story of the most outrageous glam rock bands of them all - The New York Dolls. The Dolls, peddling trans-gender posturing and incendiary rock 'n' roll, were dumped by the record business after making just two albums. But their influence lived on when Malcolm McLaren injected the last of the Dolls' life blood into The Sex Pistols and changed pop forever. From punk to grunge, practically every new sensation in the contemporary rock scene has been a delayed reaction to the New York Dolls. Too Much Too Soon celebrates all the glorious sleaze and excess of the Dolls' brief auto-destruct career through interviews with the survivors, including band members, managers, roadies, groupies and hangers-on. This new edition takes the story up to the Doll's reformation for Morrissey's Meltdown in 2004 and the tragic death of Arthur Kane shortly afterwards. Illustrated and including a comprehensive discography.See all Product description
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to give rock and roll a different name you could
call it Chuck Berry. Well if you wanted to sum
up the whole story its The New York Dolls.
They did it all while looking better than most.
A good incite into the band. Nina Antonia writes
lovingly but not blindly about the greatest band
most of you have never heard of.X
The subject makes this book essential reading as it sheds a light on the history of the foundations of Punk Rock in New York City and London. Nina Antonia isn't really among the best writers of our generation, but her honest intentions and the subject itself make this book a compelling reading experience. Recommended... wholeheartbrokenly!
Nina never saw or met the New York Dolls and she tried to picture a fair account of them and the people around them. It is interesting to see a very young McClaren dealing with early "politics to make more money through rock", even if it kills music and the band, before the Pistols and the Clash.
I wish this book was a little more opinionated about the individuals involved, although it does give a good picture of the nastiness of some of the people in the rock buisness, inc. some 'underground' musicians.
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