New York Dolls
Exploding from the Lower East Side of the early ’70s, the New York Dolls were unlike anything the rock 'n' roll establishment had seen or heard. Between Johnny Thunders' full-frontal guitar assault and flamboyant frontman David Johansen's Staten Island-accented, gender-bending attitude, the Dolls were a sleazier Stones in eyeliner. Their searing, snarky treatises on modern life set the stage for the punk scene yet to come. Biting, sarcastic, and revolutionary, must-hear classics like "Trash," "Personality Crisis," and "Looking for a Kiss" still sting…hard.