"The application of wit and humor will scupper the presumptuous and pious values of the establishment," states David Johansen after MOJO asks the New York Dolls singer to sum up the everlasting appeal of this most timeless of bands. Not quite the stock "still rocking" answer, but the dryly eloquent Johansen has come a long way since the flamboyant, Jagger-pouting motormouth who fronted the first incarnation of the band nearly 40 years ago.
In 2010, original members Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain still retain that reckless spirit--originally sparked in a midtown cycle shop in 1971 and boosted since the Dolls regrouped in London in 2004 for the Morrissey-curated Meltdown festival.
"When we got back together I just thought we were going to do the one gig," drawls Johansen as the band prepare for their upcoming London show at Koko on April 19. "We just got together to do [Morrissey's] gig but then kept getting asked to do more. We kept doing them and it was like a year, then nobody was doingRead More »from It’s Not Too Late