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torsdag den 7. januar 2021

“It was kamikaze for our career…”

“I saw Malcolm outside the front of the Chelsea hotel in New York and he was asking me why I was so down. I told him that things weren't going that good for us, and he thought that was so sad and asked if he could help us, and basically become our personal manager, which he did. He rented us a loft and we started practising and rehearsing, and we came up with the 'Red Patent Leather' show. David Johansen and Malcolm never really had many conversations together - or even got along that well for that matter - but that was the one time they both got a gleam in their eye. We had all the red clothing and the song 'Red Patent Leather', so Malcolm - who had the political agenda - was like, 'Why don't we put up the Soviet flag?'. That was probably the only time I saw them do anything creative together, and it was pretty much suicide. It was kamikaze for our career. A well-known New York journalist called me up after and said 'Syl, you guys tried the fag thing, you tried the crazy guitar thing, and now you're gonna go Communist... that's it, that's the end of your career.'”

- guitarist i The New York Dolls Sylvain Sylvain, skrev ordene herover i en nekrolog over Malcolm McLaren i The Quietus, d. 9. april 2010.

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