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The Strokes: "I Want A Fight!"

Paul Elliott, Q, January 2002

Stalked by supermodels, lauded by Joe Strummer and ready to ruck, The Strokes wear the mantle of "cool" like a bespoke suit. But why is Courtney Love writing songs about them? And haven't their girlfriends had enough? "Things are getting weird," they tell Paul Elliott.

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