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[[Category:Influences on Morrissey - Music]]
[[Category:Covered by Morrissey / The Smiths]]
[[Category:Songs used in pre-show]]
Morrissey has covered [[Trash]], [[Subway Train]], and [[Human Being]] live in concert. "Human Being" was released as a B-side on [[You Have Killed Me]] (CD2).
Morrissey's book [[The New York Dolls]] was published by Babylon Books, Manchester in 1981.
From [https://www.nme.com/news/music/new-york-dolls-18-1342703 New York Dolls pay tribute to Morrissey - NME] (November 23, 2006):
Speaking exclusively to NME.COM, reclusive guitarist and founder member Sylvain Sylvain took the time to give props to former Smiths frontman Morrissey for reuniting the band for the 2004 Meltdown festival in London.
He said: “I think David Johansen (singer) thought that those shows would just be a one-off but deep down, I knew that once we got back together the fans wouldn’t let us go.”
As a youngster, Morrissey bombarded the offices of NME with letters declaring his love for the New York Dolls and at one point was even the head of the UK fan club.
Sylvian added: “If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have got back together and thankfully we managed to do it before Arthur Kane (original bassist) died. We’ll always be grateful to Morrissey for that and he’s a great guy too… and so are his cousins!”
From [https://www.laweekly.com/moz-the-cat/ Moz The Cat - LA Weekly] (January 31, 2007):
'''''All right, I’m trying to imagine experiencing glitter rock fresh, and I want to know what it was like for you when you were 11 or 12, and you were seeing it happening as a kid. Did it seem like these were other English people to you or did it seem like they may as well be from Mars?'''''
It seemed to me as if they were from Mars, because even though it was 1970, 1971 in reality, the fact is that England in 1971-’72 was really still stuck in 1958. So, if you can imagine how 1958 was, and then suddenly you have the New York Dolls, they seemed so intergalactic, absolutely nothing to do with the human race, and thank heavens for that.
But really, people can no longer comprehend how bleak the turn of the ’70s was. There was nothing to buy. You couldn’t buy decent clothes. So therefore, when you would see somebody like the New York Dolls, you would be absolutely mystified as to where they actually found their clothes and their shoes, because certainly in Manchester, there were no accessories. Everything was very, very fundamental and very drab. So, the very idea of, as you term it, glitter rock, or, as some people term it, glam rock . . . It was more extraordinary than people can really even imagine. It was an absolute revolution.
If you can examine what was happening within music, if you can examine all the things that were successful, you can then realize how completely perverse the very idea of the New York Dolls was. For me, when something can break into the mainstream and it’s so obviously subversive, it’s worth its weight in gold. And to me, that’s what the New York Dolls were then. They were smashing through, and to hell with anybody who didn’t approve or didn’t like them. And even now, I look at the old footage and it’s an art form. It’s not even pop music. It’s art. The same goes for certain other people of that period — which was very brave, it was very robust, and it flew in the face of absolutely everything that was accepted and was approved of, and that really takes guts, I think.
Morrissey picked the New York Doll's album ''New York Dolls'' #1 in [[FOR HISTORIC RECORD, BEFORE I DIE. ...the ten most important recordings - Morrissey Central (2019)]].
Morrissey also picked ''New York Dolls'' #1 in [[Morrissey's favourite 13 albums of all time (2010)]].
Morrissey picked "Jet Boy" in [[Morrissey's favourite 13 singles of all time (2010)]].
Morrissey picked "(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown" in [[Desert Island Discs - BBC Radio 4 (2009)]].
Morrissey picked "Vietnamese Baby" for [[Songs_To_Save_Your_Life]] (2004).
Morrissey picked "Trash" for [[Under The Influence]] (2003).
Several Dolls images have been used as backdrops.<br>
The "Jet Boy" and "Looking For A Kiss" videos have also been used in pre-concert intermissions.
A colored version of the debut album cover was used as a backdrop in 2021 during [[Mention::Half A Person]].
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File:Half a person backdrop 2021.jpg | [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82xe0UbNFq4&t=3667s video source]
File:Gettyimages-112427495-2048x2048.jpg | Nordoff-Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2004 [https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/morrissey-winner-of-the-silver-clef-award-with-david-news-photo/112427495 source]
File:2-stevens-Morrissey-and-Conte.jpg | Morrissey backstage with New York Dolls Steve Conte (2008) [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=08/02/08/1554200 source]
File:Morrissey new york dolls shirt.jpg | [https://morrisseysmithsfan.tumblr.com/image/145859374032 source]
File:6acc1764f3766d80f538e741d908fdd3.jpg | Photo by [[Peter Anderson]]. [https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/297870962830008022/ source]
File:Morrissey aunt mary.jpg | [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/young-morrissey-photo-with-aunt-mary-posted-on-facebook.129982/ source]
File:Nydolls shirt 1.jpg | [https://www.pinterest.com/pin/124834220897800961/ source]
File:Nydolls shirt 2.jpg | [https://www.pinterest.com/pin/284782376411270623/ source]
File:04bluenavy.jpg | [http://passionsjustlikemine.com/live/moz-gi0409.htm source]
File:04blklpstk.gif | [http://passionsjustlikemine.com/live/moz-gi0409.htm source]
* [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=04/04/11/1532249 New York Dolls reunite at Morrissey's request - Boston Globe] - Morrissey-solo (April 11, 2004)
* [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=04/07/15/0538203 Arthur "Killer" Kane (New York Dolls) dies] - Morrissey-solo (July 15, 2004)
* [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=06/10/23/2125220 Morrissey in New York Dolls audience in Dublin] - Morrissey-solo (October 23, 2006)
* [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/article.pl?sid=08/02/08/1554200 Morrissey backstage with New York Dolls' Steve Conte] - Morrissey-solo (February 8, 2008)
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