The Brats

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One-time New York Dolls guitarist Rick Rivets formed this group after he quit the Dolls in 1972. The Brats were a group inspired by the Kinks, Stones, Who, Yardbirds, etc., and played on the New York underground, sharing the bill with Kiss and Alice Cooper, among other glam punk names. One of the seminal punk bands of '70s N.Y.C., this LP contains all of their studio recordings, demos, and a handful of live tracks. Essential underground stuff for any fan of New York Dolls. Rick Rivets also led the group Corpse Grinders following this early invention of the New York punk sound. The demos and live tracks have been excellently produced on the Italian Rave Up label in the series "American Lost Punk Rock Nuggets."