The New York Dolls Podcast
really got to the bottom of things and peeled back the layers, revealing a side of the New York Dolls that you probably didn’t know existed. The New York Dolls were the seminal punk band out of New York in the early 1970s. Their contemporaries were Iggy and the Stooges and MC5, they inspired the Ramones and Hanoi Rocks almost seamlessly. Who else could pull that off? And who knew that Sandy Koufax was so closely connected with actor Sam Kinnison? Well if you’re just joining us, you’re in for a great journey through music and pop-culture as we connect the New York Dolls back to the New York Dolls by going as far away as possible. Like stoopball? Yep, stoopball.
See if you can figure out how we did it with the following array of video clips:
The New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Bill Murray’s Scrooged – Trailer
Sam Kinnison – Jesus Never Had a Wife
Vin Scully Calls Sandy Koufax’s Perfect Game
Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire
The Shangri-Las – Give Him a Great Big Kiss
If you can follow all that, you win a cookie! During our patented ‘Call-to-Action” we asked that you think about bands who have influenced other bands or genres whose fans would be considered rivals. Like @freenezwandring suggested Kraftwerk for helping invent electronic music that branched off into Industrial and eventually into a million “Rave” sub-genres. Our gut is that a Skinny Puppy fan and a Fatboy Slim fan might not be the best of friends on a good day.