|The Doll-Reys were really several bands. Initially formed as a Lorry Doll/Jeff Rey spin-off of the Wild Ones in 1983 to explore electronic, synthesized and experimental music, they were basically a recording unit that - still armed with electric guitars - sometimes performed as a duo with pre-recorded sounds and rhythms. This new music attracted a more artsy following but they kept their Wild Ones fans by retaining their driving rhythms and an ever present dark and dangerous edge.|
|Adding drummer Chip English (Pookie, Tomboys, Lunachicks) and a succession of bass players, they evolved into more of a new wave band with a very upfront punk soul. Their 1984 single “White Pumps Are Go” was a danceable rocker that evoked images of a cigarette smoking, whiskey drinking version of the Go Gos backed by the Ramones. The record scored lots of college radio airplay, particularly at WNYU where Lorry Doll was a frequent on-air guest.|
|Quickly the pop elements slipped away until the Doll-Reys were essentially back to being the hard-edged Wild Ones. The 1984 X-Mas EP featured the straight-ahead stripped-down rockers “Rock ‘N’ Roll For Christmas” and “Hotter Than Hell” as indicators of what was coming. The Wild Ones officially reformed in 1986.
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