Motley Crue Rocks with Poison and the New York Dolls - Page 6
Poison was definitely in top form, looking great and having a blast. C.C. DeVille and Bret Michaels were a tight unit as they amped the crowd up and Bobby Dall spent most of the show playing with the audience. They proved Motley Crue fans right in choosing them for this tour, they had the crowd revved up and ready to rock, not an ass-warmed seat in the house when Motley Crue took the stage.
Look What The Cat Dragged In
Ride The Wind
We're An American Band
(Grand Funk Railroad cover)
Your Mama Don't Dance
(Loggins & Messina cover)
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Talk Dirty To Me
Nothin' But A Good Time
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The New York Dolls are proving that they've lost none of their ability to rock on this tour as well. Original Dolls David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain have brought on board some amazing musicians to fill out their line-up and together they're creating a raucous wild time that showcases the awesome music of early Dolls and incorporates offerings from their later albums. The Dolls also released a new album this year titled Dancing Backwards in High Heels and they included two songs that proved a perfect blend of past and present.
Through the decades the New York Dolls have maintained a loyal following that continues to grow. And little wonder when you see them live, they are still packing the kind of energy and attitude that first made them stand out on the New York punk scene amongst contemporaries like the Ramones and the Dead Boys.
David Johansen can still sing his ass off and he's still got a killer strut, still packing the trash mouth and bitch-slap wit that is the foundation of the glam rock star attitude. It's his absolute flagrancy and tendency to say whatever he thinks; one part punk, three parts rapier tongue, that makes the film All Dolled Up one of the greatest punk documentaries ever produced.
Sylvain Sylvain's name has been popping up all over the place, not only has he been playing and touring with the Dolls, but he's also a founding member of the band Batusis with Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome. I interviewed Cheetah Chrome a few months ago and we had a long discussion about the strong connection that the Dead Boys and New York Dolls share. You can check out that interview here Who Says Dead Boys Tell No Tales? A Conversation with Punk Rock Living Legend Cheetah Chrome.Continued on the next page