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Bernie Taupin: Bernie Taupin (Elektra)

Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, March 1972

ON NEW YEAR'S EVE of 1972 I attended a great party thrown by someone I didn't know and inadvertently fell into a protracted conversation with this nearsighted social worker about 20 or 25 who kept babbling about his Volkswagen until I finally had to say: "Wait a minute. Are you telling me that the owning of a Volkswagen is a social, or a political act?"

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