cid Tongue Delves Into Glam, Indie & Various Glorious Rock Forms VIa ‘Arboretum’
The Struts continue to keep it shaggy with their bombastic ’70s glam rock offerings that feature the colorful theatrics of leads singer Luke Spiller. The Derbyshire, England four-piece visited The
I wasn't sure what to expect of the audience at a New York Dolls show in 2008. Would it be mostly an older crowd who'd known the Dolls from their earliest days?
Pictures by Bob Lange of The New York Dolls, We Are The Fury and Rude & the Rekkless at Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD 2/12/08
New York Doll tells a story that touches the soul as the band prepares for their reunion show after 30 years. Arthur “Killer” Kane is as lovable character as there is and one is left wondering what could have been if the boys could have worked out there problems instead of breaking their band. They directly influenced so many bands that include The Clash, The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols and so many others would not be what they were if it were not for the New York Dolls. “Too Much Too Soon,” a great title for their second album and a great description of what happened to those young impressionable New York Dolls when fame was knocking at their lip stick laden, glittery front door.
On their Steve Albini produced debut, Ahead of the Lions, Living Things rekindle a Stooges/MC5 riot rock energy with them, that muscles up whatever glam inklings their Marc Bolan side wants to reveal. Like most cheap riff living bands, Living Things offer little in the way of lyrics, but many meat servings in the way of balls to the wall guitar hero riffs that would fit into “School of Rock 101. “
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