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David Lee Roth: Foul-Mouthed Reagan Shocks The World

Dave DiMartino, Creem, June 1986

IT'S FITTING THAT here in this unjust world, where rock stars regularly slander one another openly, where newspapers often present one and only one side of the story, where national news networks provide an overly long analysis of a presidential speech by a well-known Soviet spokesperson, where a surprising majority of American rock critics actually vote Talking Heads' last album as 1985's best, where writers compose extremely long sentences without giving thought to just how they might end, or, indeed, why – it's fitting that David Lee Roth speak his piece.

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