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The Nuns: Whisky a Go Go, L.A.

Howie Klein, New York Rocker, 1978

SOMEHOW THE NUNS manage to transcend the traditionally (like in "traditionally moronic") rivalry between San Francisco and LA. Perhaps that’s because the Nuns are as much a New York band as they are a San Francisco band. And when I say "a New York band" I’m not just referring to the fact that several Nuns are born-and-raised New Yorkers. Bluntly, what a New York band is — and what the Nuns are — is a band that approaches the New Wave through their instruments and their lyrics (i.e. — they are a musical band first and foremost.)

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