by Legs McNeil - Arturo is busy making another pass with the squeegee over the latest model of the new Ramones logo, the one with the names of Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy encircling an American Eagle that’s clutching a baseball bat in one talon and an apple tree branch in the other. It will become their most famous design ever.
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?
Alice Cooper is one of the sweetest guys on earth. That's why it's hard to believe him when he talks about how 'dangerous' Alice is. Obviously, he's talking about his alter ego, but the sweet, and intelligent Vincent Furnier would never hurt a fly. That's probably why he acts out his dark fantasies on stage.
Johnny Thunders getting rough with Spaceley right before shredding on guitar at The Mudd Club in NYC. The club was located at 77 White Street in TriBeCa. This counterculture mecca was born in October of 1978 and housed many punk misfits of the underground scene until it's demise in 1983.
From their meager start as The N' Betweens to Ambrose Slade, and finally becoming just Slade, the four boys from Walsall, England made it to #1. Best known for songs like 1972's, "Mama Were All Crazee Now," which was later covered by The Runaways, and "Cum On Feel The Noize," which was turned into a hit by Quiet Riot. This band was majorly influential and yet have a Spinal Tap quality to them. With their ridiculous outfits, hair, and absent minded comments, you expect Christopher Guest to walk into frame.
School mates from Croydon, England came together to violate their parent's ear drums with punk rock noise in 1974. The aggressive center being singer Paul Halford (whose alter ego was Johnny Moped), with Captain Sensible of the Damned on guitar. Many other names were used, including Assault and Buggery, before settling on Johnny Moped by 1975.