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The Jim Carroll Band: Catholic Boy (Atco)

Richard Riegel, Creem, February 1981

JIM CARROLL'S the latest word pusher (as in prose, poetry, you know, the pen-meets-paper thing) to cross the art-will-be-convulsive-or-not-at-all line, into the authentically electric seizures of rock music. And if you appreciated the many jagged gems of word'n'roll hidden among the furious chaos of Patti Smith's attempts to make that same leap of faith, then get set for major acupuncture on your jugular, as you listen to Carroll's debut recording.

Total word count of piece: 837

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