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The New York Dolls Don't Look Back

Alan Betrock, Hit Parader, April 1976

IF THE NEW York Dolls were ever guilty of one serious miscalculation in their notorious career, it would be their distinct absence of pretension! They lacked the pseudo-intellectual analysis! the self-imposed righteous seriousness, that all of rock 'n' rolls media-induced superstars must possess to be considered "legitimate phenomenon". Just ask yourself why Brucie Springsteen was splattered on the covers of all those national mags, while the Dolls were lucky to make 'Random Notes' in Rolling Stone. Certainly not because of any absence of talent on the part of the Dolls, that's for sure.

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