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New York Dolls: Dead End Kids On The Champs-Elysées

Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 26 January 1974

"NOW JOHN LENNON... y'know, that song 'Gimme The Truth'?" The Dolls' David Johansen's cracked Brooklyn drawl appears from the side of his mouth while a cigarette is coyly held directly to the right, so as to give the impression that he's seen too many Humphrey Bogart-Lauren Bacall movies and can never quite decide which one he wanted to steal his poses from.

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