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Marquee Moon (33 1/3)
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Creem sent Lisa Robinson to cover the tour, where she witnessed enthusiastic, lipschticked fans in LA but apprehension at most stops between coasts. Fields, also along for the ride, saw the Dolls as theater more than an actual band: “Anyone connected with this industry who talks about music, well that’s just astonishing,” he told Robinson for her Creem piece. ”8 Talent or no, the Dolls inspired Meyers and Miller to form their own band, the Neon Boys, with Tom’s old Delaware bandmate, Billy Ficca, on drums.
The Dolls famously performed there in high drag in April ’74; some of the early CB’s bands, including Television and the Stillettoes, followed suit; and rock celebrities including Bowie, Reed, Lennon, and the Who were sometimes seen holed up at corner tables. Wayne County’s presence at Hilly’s and CBGB’s indicates additional continuities between underground theater, glitter, and punk. . 41 In some ways, Wayne County’s appearance at Hilly’s and CB’s suggests the clubs weren’t as odd ap resence on the Bowery as some later accounts would indicate.
79 • • MARQUEE MOON B R YA N WAT E R M A N Zero. S. and played two homecoming shows at Max’s, followed by a night at Club 82. ) The support act for their New York shows that spring was the Miamis, made up of Wayne County’s backing band. Club 82 soon announced Wednesday night “Live Rock” shows, which competed with CB’s poetry nights. A few weeks after the Dolls’ big gig at the 82, Television and Leather Secrets — an act that had been opening their shows at CBGB’s — played there. 66 At Club 82, Television’s audience included David Bowie, who gave the band a line they first used in an ad for a 12 May gig back at CB’s: “The most original band I’ve seen in New York.