The New York Dolls are an American hard rock band formed in New York City in 1971. Along with The Velvet Underground and The Stooges, they were one of the first bands in the early punk rock scene, they created punk rock before there was even a term for it. Although their original line up fell apart quickly, the band’s first two albums, New York Dolls (1973) and Too Much Too Soon (1974), became among the most popular cult records in rock. The line up at this time comprised David Johansen (vocals), Johnny Thunders (guitar), Arthur Kane (bass), Sylvain Sylvain (piano, guitar) and Jerry Nolan (drums), the latter two had replaced Rick Rivets and Billy Murcia respectively in 1972. On stage, they donned an androgynous wardrobe, wearing high heels, eccentric hats and satin. According to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music (1995), The New York Dolls predated the punk and glam metal movements and were “one of the most influential rock bands of the last 20 years”. They influenced rock groups such as the Sex Pistols, Kiss, the Ramones, Guns N’ Roses, The Damned and The Smiths, whose frontman Morrissey organized a reunion show for the New York Dolls’ surviving members in 2004. After reuniting, they recorded and released three more albums, One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (2006), Cause I Sez So (2009) and Dancing Backward in High Heels (2011).
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to New York Dolls. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from New York Dolls albums and most notable recordings.