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Mike Chapman: Producer

Harold Bronson, New York Rocker, September 1978

PRODUCER MIKE Chapman, once removed from his baronial digs in the hillier regions of Beverly Hills and ensconced in the recording studio, sheds his bemused candor for the adrenalized form of super ham. The studio becomes a circus with ringmaster/clown Chapman guiding the band through their moves, alternately evoking a program of 1930s movie scenes with everything from pirouetting ballet dancers to drunken Notre Dame hunchbacks.

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