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How To Succeed In The Biz Without Really Dying, part 2

Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 21 January 1978

ROCK'N'ROLL is Laissez-Faire Capitalism Incarnate. Sorry to get so heavy so soon, but it's the truth. The music business is the most highly developed consumer industry in the West. It thrives on heavy speculation, wild opportunism and the fickle whims of the public's taste for ephemera. It would make poor old Karl Marx turn in his grave to see such a world in action.

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