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Specimen: The Filth Amendment

Richard Kick, ZigZag, June 1984

IT WOULD take a century of three-foot-thick ZigZags to truly describe the weird scenes, huge fun, turmoils, wobblers, windups, triumphs and downers of nearly three months in the United States with The Specimen. Now I know what Lou Reed meant on the sleeve-notes to Metal Machine Music when he carved the immortal line 'My week beats your year'.

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