Tag Archives: New York Dolls

Ranking Records—The Music of David Johansen: New York Dolls/Solo/Buster Poindexter/The Harry Smiths

Wow! What a long and diverse musical career Staten Island’s David Johansen has had. From the seminal Punk of the New York Dolls, a solo career, his alter-ego Buster Poindexter, and the roots music of the Harry Smiths. One of my all-time favorite recording artists and live performers, watch me rank 15 studio LPs from […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Mott the Hoople and The New York Dolls @ Felt Forum / New York, NY / August 3, 1973

In 1973, you had only one option if you wanted to listen to pre-recorded music in your car—an 8-Track tape player. The fidelity was lacking to say the least, never mind the problems caused by the need for the music to be divided into four separate stereo bands of equal length. Timing issues sometimes split […]

ON THE ROAD: David Johansen @ Hamilton Stage / Rahway, NJ / October 11, 2013

In 1974, I happened to see the New York Dolls open for Mott the Hoople at Madison Square Garden’s Felt Forum in New York City. In retrospect, I was too young to appreciate it. All my youthful innocence saw was a sloppy performance by some guys wearing dresses. I later got what this punk rock […]