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New York Dolls, New Order, Interpol

With the '70s rock revival in full swing, it's not surprising that The New York Dolls are reforming, with members of Guns'n'Roses and The Libertines standing in for dead members. The glam-rock band, formerly managed by Malcolm Maclaren (before he went on to bring us the Sex Pistols and failed experiments in pirate-pop and opera-rap and such) went on to inspire everything from hair-metal to Morrissey; in fact, it was Moz himself who prompted them to get together, for the Meltdown Festival he is curating in London.

Meanwhile, in the same issue of Pitchfork, there's a new New Order Peel Sessions compilation, with two performances from the late 1990s, including reworked versions of old Joy Division numbers. And the Interpol website has a downloadable MP3 remix of Untitled (which apparently was sent to them, quite unsolicited, by the fan who did it).

There are 2 comments on "New York Dolls, New Order, Interpol":

Posted by: Vitaliy Tue Apr 20 15:41:36 2004

At this point I am up for any music change. :)

Posted by: Paul http:// Wed May 5 05:58:24 2004

Minor detail but the New Order release is actually "Radio One" sessions rather than a "Peel Sessions" CD.