Saturday, January 9, 2016

Johansen the living Doll

Today David Johansen turns sixty-six. The venerable New York showman led the classic New York Dolls and eventually reunited with a new lineup of the band. With the old one he co-wrote this memorable ditty.

Johansen has also performed as Buster Poindexter since the 1980s. In this guise he may be best known for his cover of Arrow's "Hot Hot Hot." That version is heard hear. Johansen/Poindexter does not appear, but I believe the video illustrates the good times that can be had to his music.
Maya Pallageez - Hot Hot Hot-HD from MissMayaPallageez on Vimeo.


susan said...

I really loved him as Buster Poindexter doing 'Hot Hot Hot' - he was very energetic and very funny too. It was pretty silly in the video you posted that the girl went over to the other end of the stage to do her strip routine while the camera remained focused on the open suitcase. People don't pay to watch that stuff, do they?

Ben said...

It was an interesting persona he created for himself, sort of seeming to step out from a different era. I think he's still performing, but I'm not sure if he still does that character.

Ah, you can't get good help these days. :) And I'm not sure which percentage is paying for the show and which is paying for the cocktails.