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X Spots the Mark: Raw Chemicals With a Spoon

Richard Riegel, Creem, February 1984

AS I ENTER Billy Zoom's Cincinnati motel room, I glance at the usual rockband-on-tour pile of black leather jackets, but I also take note of a big jar of Coffee-mate non-dairy creamer in the corner. "Aha!" I silently register. "Caffeine fiends like meself. So that's where X's hard-edged voomboom riffs come from."

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