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Alcatrazz — The Concept!

Sylvie Simmons, Creem, June 1984

LOS ANGELES — Alcatrazz. A fine name for a heavy band. Visions of toughness, Clint Eastwood, bars, Clint Eastwood, implacability, Clint Eastwood. Better than Graham Crackers anyway, one of a hundred names suggested by Graham Bonnet's Japanese fan club (it's massive; they call him "Glaham," and they've already make the Alcatrazz debut album gold in the East); Graham Bonnet being "one of the best singers in the world," according to Michael Schenker, and the man who put this L.A. based bunch together.

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