Noo Yawk Rawk

Sep 3, 2019

New York Dolls on AVRO's TopPop (Dutch television show) in 1973
Credit Beeld En Geluid Wiki - Gallerie: Toppop 1973

New York is home for a lot of great things: great restaurants, Broadway shows, and, of course, some of the finest rock and roll in the world.

On this B-Sides with Bolin and Blumberg, we take an in-depth look into hard rock the Big Apple way.

When the punk scene hit in the mid-seventies, New York and the world saw the emergence of the Ramones, a quartet from Queens. Their hard, fast and brief songs set the template for other punk bands from America and England. This show begins with of the band's earliest work.

Before the Ramones got started, though, they were preceded by two bands that set the stage for the whole punk movement. The New York Dolls used two guitarists, a great vocalist, and a lot of makeup to hasten in the glam movement. The Dictators also used two guitars and a great singer to become the leading proto-punk band in the area.

New York state is also represented by Rochester's Chesterfield Kings, Long Island's Cactus and Good Rats as well as Brooklyn's The Brought Low.

If you like pounding hard rock with a little punk and glam on the side, be sure to try out the B-Sides' Noo Yawk Rawk. All you'll need is a little imagination and you'll feel like you landed in Times Square.