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Billy Squier: Is Articulate Rock The Perfect Formula, And What About The Supermarket Disaster?

J. Kordosh, Creem, December 1982

THE SALES OF Emotion In Motion were in the neighborhood of 425,000 during the first 10 days it was available to the public. Someone told me that backstage after a Squier show; somebody else told me 450,000. Just for fun, I figured it out: if every record store in America was open round the clock, a copy of Emotions was being dealt about every two seconds. In other words, in the time it took you to read this story so far, four or five Emotions were moved. This indicates that Squier is the hottest persona in show biz that has three consecutive vowels in his name.

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