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Ben Folds Five: The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (550/Epic)

Eric Weisbard, Village Voice, The, 5 May 1999

THE NOTORIOUS thing about the "college rock" I grew up on, over a decade ago, the same time Ben Folds was gestating in the university nexus of Chapel Hill, was that college kids by and large hated it. Too willfully marginal: too drop-out.

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