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The Kinks: Tales of Drunkenness and Cruelty

Charles Shaar Murray, Q, September 1989

REAL LIVE EARLY '60's beat combos don't just grow on trees. As the greenhouse summer of '89 wears on, The Who and The Rolling Stones have reassembled the Diaspora of their constituent parts to surf the legends around the US stadium circuit, basking in the admiration and fiscal tributes of both their comfortably grown-up original fans and a new generation of teens and twenties who have been trained, through the good offices of Classic Rock radio, to respect their elders.

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