Frantz: “Even though the Dolls were on the tail end of glam, they were at the beginning of what was happening when young musicians were looking for something new and audacious – and they certainly were audacious.
“They had the good fortune to have David Johansen as their frontman. He had such irreverence and a pretty keen intelligence, as well. The Dolls played stupid, but I always thought, at least in the case of David, that it was all an act. He was even doing things that presaged what would become commonplace in the future.”
Weymouth: “I love The New York Dolls. David Johansen was always so amazingly on-point, and he’s still that way. The band was very important to us; in fact, they’re very much responsible for us wanting to move to New York. We heard the Dolls and thought, Wow, there’s something happening there. New York is where we need to be. And that was the case.”