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That Baaad Cocaine

Mick Farren, Trouser Press, May 1982

AS I WRITE THIS, the tabloids tell me we're having a cocaine war in New York City. Not that there's anything novel about a cocaine war – any commodity that is highly illegal and of such market value that $50,000 worth can be stashed in the lining of a satin tour jacket is bound to cause a few fatalities now and then, but an unfortunate juxtaposition started me thinking.

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