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Hairspray and Hard Drugs: The New York Dolls

Mat Snow, Q, January 1995

The Stones in drag, the proto-Sex Pistols, Aerosmith's role models, Morrissey's mad aunts. What were the legendary New York Dolls about, other than leather, leopardskin, bouffants, black nail polish, lipstick, six-inch platforms, feather boas, heroin and pantyhose? Mat Snow reports.

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