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The Persuasions: Streetcorner Music

Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, March 1972

THE MUSIC-BUYING public (which has something – how much or how little is a matter of opinion – to do with determining the trends) can be an awfully frustrating force. After we were primed to the point of salivation, first by those psychedelic bands and then by their heavy British followers, for some kind of ultimate (or at least consummate) statement of what power rock 'n' roll is all about, what do they do but decide that we've had about enough of this hysterical, high-volume carrying-on and ok now everyone, it's time to be introspective and sensitive and let's get it together and move out to the country and leave those vile gasoline-filled bottles to dry up in the basement.

Total word count of piece: 1988

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