14 Pews presents Mydolls Party
The Mydolls are a punk band from Houston formed in 1978 featuring Trish Herrera, Dianna Ray, George Reyes, and Linda Younger. They are inspired by punk ranging from the 1960s-1970s, including Iggy Pop, Magazine, Television, Red Crayola, Thee Raincoats, Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, New York Dolls, among other notable New York-based proto-punk/punk bands. Mydolls recorded its first single, Nova Grows Up/Therapist, in 1980. Its second 45, Exorcist/Imposter, and 12″, Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick, were released on Houston independent label CIA Records (founded by Really Red).
In the 1980s the Mydolls were invited to record an interview with the famous London-based tastemaker John Peel formerly of BBC Radio 1. They were also invited to perform in Wim Wenders’s 1984 classic indie film Paris, Texas and performed in NYC at Danceteria for the opening night release party. They have played with notable bands such as Really Red, The Hates, Wild Bores, Introverts, Plastic idols, Recipients, Party Owls, Degenerates, Anarchitex, and Culturcide (Mark Flood’s experimental anti-band).
Today, the Mydolls continue to actively tour and perform across the country and release new records. Their most recent release is 2015's It’s Too Hot for Revolution.