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ZE Night: Hurrah, New York City

Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, June 1980

THE RICH ARE different from you and me, my friends. While we content ourselves with free promos and an occasional "plus-one" at a local bistro, the wealthy seek a little more control – they want to own the whole ball of wax. These days everyone wants to run his own record label, and darned if I know why. Certainly guys like Clive Davis and Nat Weiss have their reasons and appetites...but what could independently wealthy chaps like ZE Records chiefs Michael Zilkha and Jeffrey Vogel be seeking? They have everything money can buy. These two bon vivants can’t actually get their kicks from being abused by the likes of Lydia Lunch and James Chance, or can they?

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