Posted by: rusch | July 3, 2007

New York Doll

I have been meaning to see this movie for a long time and last night finally got around to it.  The movie is about the late Arthur “Killer” Kane, bass player for the New York punk rock sensation the New York Dolls.

The Dolls were big in the early 70’s but due to drug addiction, and deaths in the band, they were done by about ’75.  Since then Arthur Kane’s life had been marked with drug addiction and alcohol addiction up until ’89.

In ’89, Kane hit rock bottom, and while looking through a t.v. guide, found an ad for the Book of Mormon.  Kane phoned in and sure enough, two missionaries taught him the Gospel and he joined the Church.  During the filming of the film, he spent three days a week working at the Family History Center in Las Angeles California.

For me the movie emphasized that the gospel is for everyone, even aging musical revolutionaries like Arthur “Killer” Kane.

Here is a trailer and some music from the Dolls in their prime.

Punk rock as it should be.


Responses

  1. You know, it’s funny. I got a copy of this video around Christmas time, and I’ve been thinking to give you a copy of it too. I was going to the same time I sent you “Flash Gordon” but then forgot to throw it in. I’m glad you finally saw it. I knew you’d like it.

    Yeah, great stuff. If anyone hasn’t seen it, they should. Interesting if you’re mormon or not.


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