New York Dolls
While other glam-metal bands could easily be included on this list – Mötley Crüe, Poison, et al – none of them would have embraced their androgynous style without the band that started it all, the New York Dolls. Not only did they invent glam rock, they more or less paved the way for the New York punk scene – and they did it while scaring the tar out of folks in makeup and leather. —Jeff Royer
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