Tuesday, January 5, 2021

heavy mental kids


This is 1975 - I wonder if they got "Heavy Mental Kids" from the band Heavy Metal Kids, or direct from Burroughs. 

Burroughs, a writer I'm glad existed but who I never have any desire to read.

New York Dolls, a band I'm glad existed but I never have any desire to hear.

Except, except, for this

Heavy Metal Kids, a band where the name is much better than the sonic actuality 


  1. Maybe possibly from their producer Rundgren's song Heavy Metal Kids, off Todd I think

  2. Oh, that's very well spotted. That could be it. Although Johansen strikes me as the literate type who might have read Burroughs


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