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Heavy Metal Kids: Heavy Metal Kids

Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, November 1974

CONCEPT GROUPS hardly ever come off. Unless they have exceptional inspiration and musical ability, like the Raspberries, they find themselves weighed under by the pretension of whatever concept they've chosen, and the pressure of living up to the implicit responsibility of making some kind of ultimate statement in their genre. In light of all that, and also the fact that their particular trend was essentially finished two years ago, the Heavy Metal Kids began life with all the odds against them.

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