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Lipstick and Platform Heels on the New York Dolls

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The New York Dolls – what can I possibly tell you about the New York Dolls?  What hasn't been written about this seminal bunch of punks who, with street-fightin' bravado, decided to kick their fat big brothers in the balls?

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What’s So Great About Machine Head?

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I’m here to tell you what’s so great about Machine Head.  And I’ll begin by dispensing with claims based on its influence or on the number of kids who’ve learned to play heavy rock by copying the riff to “Smoke on the Water” – not that those claims are insignificant.  Finally, an album’s excellence rests on the quality of the songwriting and the performances.  There – I think I’ve made my argument.

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That’s One Upside-down Strat

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I know I first heard  Band of Gypsys in 1973 because there was a power outage and my brother took his car battery and his 8-track player into our living room so that we could have more to do than stare at the fireplace, and I made him sick of Band on the Runan 8-track he had just unwrapped. (I still don’t know how it’s possible to be sick of Band on the Run!)

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The Proper Use Of The Word “Great”: Big Country’s Steeltown

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I hesitate to name any song other than “In a Big Country” as Big Country’s finest song.  I guess I have to say, grudgingly but objectively, that it probably is.  In about four minutes, that song encapsulates pretty much everything that was great (and regular readers of this site will know that I don’t use that word often or lightly) about the band.

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