Saturday night with Sylvain
Anybody else here go to see the great New York Dolls show last night? Someone from 84 Tigers did:
How many rock’n'roll shows have you seen where between-song banter includes references to existentialism, Schoepenhauer, and Hegel? Did Syl Sylvain really get a facelift and breast implants in Staten Island? Does Sami from Hanoi Rocks wake up every day wondering if he really is the bass player for the New York Dolls or whether he’s slipped into a parallel dimension where his dreams hold sway? How can David Johansen last a whole show without a cigarette? And why did people go see that Tommy Lee Super Idol band on a Saturday night instead of this?Can't answer that one, I'm afraid. Their loss, I guess. As Graham Reid said a couple of weeks back, "Even if you’ve never heard a note they made, if the notion of ballsy and uninhibited rock ’n’ roll has any appeal at all then you will be there, down the front, for this one." A damn fool you are if you weren't.