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Alice Cooper Is Back From Hell

Howie Klein, BAM, 15 December 1978

FIRST THE reality — huge smokestacks are belching soot and grime into the cramped grayish sky. It looks like a job for the Environmental Protection Agency, or at least Nader's Raiders. Instead, for as far as the eye can see, are "red heads": Barbiturate freaks. Twenty-two thousand "red heads," and mostly — this being Buffalo, New York — of Polish descent.

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