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In Defense of the Dolls: New York Dolls

Jon Tiven, Zoo World, 19 August 1973

OUTRAGEOUS? Ridiculous? Unnecessary? These are typical reactions to the New York Dolls, the hottest group to hit the Big Apple since The Blues Project. Their praises have been sung by rock critics from Bud Scoppa to Patrick Carr, by rock performers including David Bowie and Mick Taylor But exactly who/what are The New York Dolls, and who in God's name do they think they are?

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