It’s a provocative statement. I know. Fact is I like about 1/2 of that first album. But I’m calling The New York Dolls‘ legendary status.
Let’s face it. The Dolls were a product of a place and time and heavy shtick. And ya know what, I dig the shtick but when all is said and done, the music is moderately interesting at best.
Rolling Stone called “Personality Crisis” the 267th best rock song of all time. Really?! Granted this was 2006 and doesn’t include anything the Raconteurs did but…
K-Mart Stones in drag, man. And yeah that’s cool but c’mon, legendary? Bullshit.
Here’s the greatest thing The Dolls ever did:
I’m not talking about the album, I’m talking about the image on the cover. I maintain that without this cover, The New York Dolls would not have attained legendary status. And though this doesn’t have the balls, it did come 2-3 year before.
What say you?