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Brownsville Station: School Punks

Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, 1 July 1974

THERE'S NEVER been a band that wanted to be teenage as desperately as Brownsville Station. They've tried everything, from '50s rock ('Rockin' Robin', 'Hello Mary Lou', 'Rumble') to '60s punk rock ('Question of Temperature', 'Love, Love, Love'), but though they continue to record oldies, it's their original material that has been and remains their strongest, and it was with 'Smokin' In the Boys' Room', an original that at last found the elixir they were searching for.

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