When did rock n' roll get boring? The NY Dolls had it all. They dressed like a Susanne Somers workout tape on crack, they figured out that heavy bangs and layered hair can work well on guys, managed to get women hot while wearing heels, and played fun tunes to let your hair down to. Substance without style may be good on your record player, but what about the live show?
It was a tight squeeze for the Heartbreakers, L.A.M.F. show featuring original member Walter Lure, Tommy Stinson of the Replacements, Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Clem Burke of Blondie and guest stars jumping on stage.
The song "Rock Lobster," was written by vocalist Fred Schneider and guitarist Ricky Wilson. The B52's self titled album featured the long version of this song and was released in 1979. Check out this wacky video for the song, complete with Fred donning harem pants and Kate Pierson in a beehive wig.