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Trash, wont pick it up
Take them lights away
Trash, wont pick it up
Dont take your life away
Trash, dont try to take my life away

And please dontcha ask me if I love you
If you dont know what I'm doin (whatcha know is)

--"Trash" (1973) by New York Dolls

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The New York Dolls are an American glam rock band formed in New York City, United States in 1971. In 2004 the band reformed with three of their original members, two of whom, David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, continue on today and released a new album in 2006. The original bassist, Arthur Kane died shortly after their first reunion concert.

The band's protopunk sound prefigured much of what was to come in the punk rock era; their visual style influenced the look of many new wave and 1980s-era glam metal groups, and they began the local New York scene that later spawned the Ramones, Blondie, Television, and Talking Heads. but highly energetic playing style set the tone for many later rock and roll bands.





  • 1973 - Bad Girl / Subway Train
  • 1973 - Jet Boy / Babylon / Who Are the Mystery Girls
  • 1973 - Personality Crisis / Looking for a Kiss
  • 1973 - Trash / Personality Crisis
  • 1974 - Stranded in the Jungle / Don't Start Me Talkin'
  • 1974 - (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown / Puss 'n' Boots


  • 1977 - New Bum Dolls / Too Much Too Soon
  • 1977 - Very Best of New York Dolls
  • 1985 - Night of the Living Dolls
  • 1985 - The Best of the New York Dolls
  • 1987 - New York Dolls + Too Much Too Soon
  • 1990 - Super Best Collection
  • 1994 - Rock'n Roll
  • 1998 - Hootchie Kootchie Dolls
  • 1999 - The Glam Rock Hits
  • 1999 - The Glamorous Life Live
  • 2000 - Actress: Birth of The New York Dolls
  • 2000 - Endless Party
  • 2000 - New York Tapes 72/73
  • 2002 - Great Big Kiss (reissue of Seven Day Weekend and Red Patent Leather)
  • 2003 - Looking For A Kiss
  • 2003 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of New York Dolls
  • 2004 - The Return of the New York Dolls - live from Royal Festival Hall 2004
  • 2007 - New York Dolls appear on PBS's television show "Soundstage"

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