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There's No Bones in Ice Cream: Sylvain Sylvain’s Story of the New York Dolls

There's No Bones in Ice Cream: Sylvain Sylvain’s Story of the New York Dolls

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By Sylvain Sylvain, with Dave Thompson

‘Rock-musician autobiographies don’t come much better than this… one of the best books of its kind. Sylvain had had an extraordinary life even before he became a New York Doll. A superb book even if all Sylvain had done was work in a bank. As it is, it’s one of the best rock autobiographies ever.’ Classic Rock, 10/10

‘There are stories galore here… yet there are genuinely tender moments and poignancy too… affectionate, sometimes lurid portrait of his band’ Mojo, 4*

'Don't live life worrying about it, just T. Rex the s*** out of it.' - Sylvain Sylvain

The New York Dolls were called many things; glam, proto-punk, hard rock, but are probably best understood as a 'dirty rock & roll' band.

Combining an aggressively androgynous style with street smart New York attitude and campy humour, the New York Dolls ushered in the era of CBGBs, heroin chic, loud guitars and referential lyrics which gave rise to Patti Smith, The Ramones, Television and many more. Fans of the band range from Guns N' Roses to Morrissey, who organised the reformation of the band when he curated Meltdown festival in 2004.

Sylvain Sylvain was there from the start, and this is his story. Taking in his early life in New York, the rise, fall and rise again of the New York Dolls, and all his misadventures between, There's No Bones in Ice Cream is the true story of one of rock's greatest, told in his own authentic voice. 

Publication Date: 17.06.21
ISBN: 9781913172459
Extent: 256 pages
Format: Paperback

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