For this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, September 17, 8-10pm), the second and last weekend of KOOP’s fall membership drive, I will be spinning lots of my favorite tunes. Some featured artists will include the Carrie Nations, Archies, Suzi Quatro, New York Dolls, The beat (US), Judy’s, Soft Boys, Polyrock, Embarrassment, Dukes of Stratosphear, and many more. Please consider showing your support by making a pledge to KOOP Radio.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The New York Dolls, a rock band from New York City, were part of a seminal pre punk scene of the late 60s and early 70s that included the Stooges and Velvet Underground. While they never achieved great success at the time, they influenced numerous punk bands in following years. They released but two albums, both of which have become cult favorites. Their first release, a self-titled album from 1973 on Mercury Records, had a cover design which played up the band’s glam aesthetic, make-up, androgynous clothing, and the band name spelled out with red lipstick. The photo is by Toshi and the cover design by Album Graphics, Inc. Credit is also given to Shin for the hair styling and Dave O’Grady for the make-up. Click on image to enlarge.
Promo art from a 1997 Bristols single on Damaged Goods Records. Original design uncredited.