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Circle Jerks: Love The One You're With...

Sylvie Simmons, Creem, October 1982

THERE'S PEOPLE diving off the sides. A somersault – look! a bellyflop! – a couple of thrilling jack-knives. The one wearing the bathing cap – oops, that's his hair – is doing a triple-twirl off someone's shoulders. A team effort bounds in, feet first. Jeezus, who knows what fun they'd have if they put the water in. And Mayor Bradley reckons L.A. needs some cash for sports programs for the city's unfortunate youth.

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