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Billy Squier: Don't Say No (Capitol) **

Deborah Frost, Rolling Stone, 12 November 1981

BOOMPH OMPH Bdumph dumbph ouch. That's the sound of Billy Squier's 'The Stroke' clanking mercilessly through the summer. Like a construction site beneath your window that's on permanent overtime. Like the throbbing little blood vessel somewhere in the general vicinity of your forehead that tells you the very next stage of your really terrible hangover will be — yes, that's right — throwing up.

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