David Johansen

Vox Humana


In the early 1970s David Johansen made waves as the singer of the formative punk band The New York Dolls. Their raw, explosive expression of rock and roll verve laid the ground for punk music, and influenced bands from the Ramones, to the Talking Heads, and Guns n' Roses. Today, besides continuing to sing and make music for the Dolls, Johansen has his own six-hour Sirius radio program where he doesn't just spin tunes, but addresses another areas of personal interest, like the life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and the Integral philosophy of Ken Wilber. In this exclusive WIE interview, Johansen describes his life as a singer, his abiding spiritual interests, and why—after all these years—performing rock 'n' roll is still a “celebration of life.”

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Interviewed by:

Maura R. O'Connor
Igal Moria


Recorded on: 8/29/2006

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