Sunday, June 22, 2008

Robert Christgau on the New York Dolls (Notes on Twee #11)

"By their camping they announced to the world that hippie mind-blowing was a lot more conventional than it pretended to be, that human possibility was infinite. Of course, between Arthur's instinctive awkwardness and Syl's clowning and David's pursuit of the funny move, they suggested in addition that human possibility was hilarious. And the band's overall air of droogy desperation implied that human possibility was doomed as well." (Grown Up All Wrong, 188)

Possibly not a note on twee at all, but it bears repeating.