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Laurie Anderson Goes For The Throat

Mark Dery, High Performance, 1984

FORGET the Pippi Longstocking coyness that led Newsweek to dub her "a cybernetic Lily Tomlin." Forget the dimples and the I-had-an-argument-with-10,000-volts-and-lost hairstyle. When Laurie Anderson draws a bead with those steely eyes and declares she's "going for the throat," the woman means business.

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