Saturday, April 16, 2016

N is for the New York Dolls

If you want to discuss glam rock you can’t ignore the New York Dolls. Their proto-punk sound is a little too fast paced for me, but I am still glad I own the debut album that Wikipedia describes as one of the most popular cult records in rock. Amusingly, front man David Johansen portrayed the ghost of Christmas past in 1988’s “Scrooged” with Bill Murray.


By contrast, I made up the band name Nerve for the letter N. Imagine with me a band displaying Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails “Downward Spiral” sensibility with a slightly less industrial sound but similar moodiness. Would you check them out?

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24 comments:

  1. Have you read, "Please Kill Me"? About the 1970s and the rise of the Punk movement.

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    1. Ooh, I have not. Thank you! I must check it out now. I hope you are having a lovely day.

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    1. LOL Thank you for the visit, Liz. I appreciate it greatly. Be well!

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    1. Awesome. :) I imagine we would have very pleasant conversation at the pub.

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    1. Amen, Kathleen. Thanks for the kind word!

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  5. I enjoy your creativity so much. Is there one particular blog of yours that you recommend? Thanks!

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    1. You're so kind! I appreciate it. I'm not sure I understand your friendly inquiry, though. Do you mean you would like me to recommend a blog that I follow? If so, you wouldn't go wrong to pick any from these dear commenters. I truly mean that. But maybe you can clarify to my foggy brain and I can be more specific. Thank you for stopping by!

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    2. Don't you have more than one blog of your own?

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    3. I do. Unfortunately, I've not been active on any others except for my writing group's Writer Zen Garden. ~blush~ Thank you for the interest! You're very kind.

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  6. Even I had heard of the New York Dolls. I'm learning here. I like their music too.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. That's so neat, Pat. I am certainly enjoying your posts this month. Namaste, my dear. :)

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  7. 'Nerve' makes me think one of my own favorite Gothic Industrial bands, Neuroactive. :)

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    1. Ooh, I've not heard of Neuroactive. I'm checking them out right now and think another female vocalist just stole my heart. Thank you! Unfortunately, the album "Electra" is currently out of stock at Amazon. Hmmm... There are certainly other options. I hope you're having a lovely day!

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  8. I don't know the New York Dolls but I do know Scrooged! It's a film I watch most Christmas, along with the Muppets Christmas Carol - I know, pathetic! I also know The Pussycat Dolls Which I think are American although Kimberly Wyatt and Nicole Scherzinger have strong British links. It's not my type of music, though. My music education continues...

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    1. Oh, that's not pathetic. I've never seen the Muppets Christmas Carol and think I need to amend that. Thank you! I'm learning, too, and really enjoying this fellowship. I hope you're having a great day!

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  9. I looked them up on youtube, watched one from the 70's and another when they had grown older. Nice rock sound.

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    1. Oh, I'm so delighted, my dear! Thank you for brightening my day. I hope yours is a lovely one.

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  10. I remember 'Scrooged'! :) Nerve is a very intriguing name for a band. One imagines great courage, great sensitivity, or a mingling in both. Whether the band would embody these qualities, or are trying to embody these qualities are quite the thoughts for plot bunnies! :)

    My own blogs are two days ahead. I was trying not to get any further ahead by fixing my blog schedule. In the scuffle of figuring out the electronics of it all, I lost my old 'Q is for Quartz', along with your lovely compliment. In case my response didn't reach you, thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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    1. I'm so sorry you've had issues! That is no fun. Thank you for the kind word. I hope you're having a good day without problems of any kind.

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  11. I think I'd see a band called 'Nerve'. Great post today!

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge O is for O'Connor

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    1. Thank you! You're very kind. I'm really enjoying your more noble take on music. It's awesome how you're honoring such inspiring women.

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