Saturday, 29 November 2008
LIPSTICK KILLERS ON ST VALENTINES DAY
Only the New York Dolls could be late for an important date and still pull it off, this gig was billed as a St Valentines Day Massacre, but took place on the 15th February 1974 at The Academy Of Music in New York City. Notably the gig started with a short Bob Gruen film Lipstick Killers, which had the band all dolled up as gangsters running amok on the streets of New York. The film ended with the band running into the venue. They then appeared in the flesh in the auditorium and started to blast out a classic “almost professional “set. Nick Kent from the NME who was in town to cover the event described the Dolls as “The best and last of their breed, jack-knifing their way with style, across the infinity of parodies that currently make up the true substance of rock’n’roll right now.’ Experience those substances for yerself, right here right now. It’s just a click away.