They looked like the boys in the Science Club after discovering both the Stones
s. They rocked like the early Stones would have, had Mick'n'Keef started out with drug
habits; it was the bridge and tunnel
version of white trash rock
Singer David Johansen is now an actor; he is also MC slash raconteur slash rhythm and blues historian Buster Poindexter, of "Hot Hot Hot" fame, a multifaceted hoot. Johnny Thunders is now dead (1991); the first to kiss off was original drummer Billy Murcia (an overdose, circa 1972), immortalized in that "Billy Dolls" line on Aladdin Sane. Where is Sylvain Sylvain?
Before they finally imploded, the Dolls were briefly Malcolm McLaren's pre-Sex Pistols guinea pigs, Malc had them ditch the trashy glitz for a communist motif, IIRC. That Malc; they broke the mold. But this is where the Pistols came from, more or less - completing the circle, Paul Cook and Steve Jones had a brief collaboration with the 80s version of Thunders.