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Laurie Anderson: Big Science (Warner Bros.)

Mitchell Cohen, Creem, August 1982

‘I NO LONGER love the way you hold your pens and pencils’ is a line that any one of a thousand writers might write. But not many would have that line accompanied by bagpipes, or have those bagpipes do the Raelettes part in a call-and-response based on ‘What'd I Say’. Laurie Anderson would, and did. Bagpipes are, of course, inexcusable. The joke, however, is a good one.

Total word count of piece: 616

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