Looking For A Kiss

Album: New York Dolls (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about heroin, which is indicated in lyrics of the last verse: "When everyone goes to your house, they shoot up in your room." At the end of the song, you can hear, "I'm looking for a fix" being shouted instead of "Looking for a kiss." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nikki - Sunderland, England
  • This was written by New York Dolls lead singer David Johansen and included on the group's self-titled debut album, which was produced by Todd Rundgren. The Dolls made a mark on the East Coast punk scene but never had anything resembling a hit; they broke up in 1976 after just two albums. Johansen, though, landed on the charts in 1987 under the guise of Buster Poindexter with a party song called "Hot Hot Hot."

    The Dolls regrouped in 2004 for a one-off show in England, but found there was renewed interest in their music and kept at it, releasing three more albums before calling it quits for good in 2011.

Comments: 2

  • David from Youngstown, OhIt's sad this is the lone song on this website from the New York Dolls, among the very, very best glam rock/pre-punk bands in music history. This is a great song off their brilliant debut album, which also includes Personality Crisis, Pills, Trash and Jet Boy. Todd Rundgren produced the album.
  • Sheeberson from Wrightsville Beach, Nchaha, ohhhhhh the heroin bit thing is hilarious, because a friend of mine is making a mixtape of good rockin love songs for this girl he likes for valentines day, and it would be HILARIOUS if she was like "you wanna shoot up heroin in my room?" oh lordie...
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