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The Young Rascals: Five years of the Rascals

Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, 10 June 1971

I KNOW THIS may sound a little overboard, but there once was a time when the Young Rascals were the greatest rock & roll band in the world. I say this without flinching, and in full realization that such combinations as the Rolling Stones and the Beatles were in the process of turning out their finest work. I say it in spite of the fact that there are those who would much rather see the Remains,Question Mark and the Mysterians, the Daily Flash, or some other heart-felt favorite stand in the top spot. And I say it knowing far too well that if you never had a bit of the Long Island psyche to guide you on your way, the chances are quite good that the group never made much of an impact on you, one way or another.

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