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Joe Jackson: No Room For Rock

Chris Salewicz, Record, July 1984

On a Friday evening in an undistinguished bar in Manhattan’s East Village, a drunk slides off his stool and onto the floor, where he curls up in the dust. Without uttering a word to each other or anyone else, some fellow drinkers pick him up, brush him off and balance him once again on his precarious perch.

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