"When the proto-punk glitter rock project called The New York Dolls coalesced in the Fall of 1971, Rick Rivets and Arthur Kane turned up the speed and the attitude. Other guys joined: Johnny Thunders, [Billy] Murcia, and after a couple of months, a singer named David Johansen. Rivets was the first one to float out, replaced by Syl Sylvain. The classic New York Dolls lineup then emerged into history, while Rick Rivets formed The Brats to vie for attention. Although the Brats didn’t break through, they didn’t break up, like the Dolls did."
Rave-Up Records reissued some Brats stuff a while back but that too
is now out of print, so enjoy this while you can.