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Death in Hi-Fi or First Tastes of Tombstone

Nick Tosches, Waxpaper, 3 March 1978

Music deaths are big news nowadays. It seems hardly an ish of Rolling Stone goes by when we aren't treated to a eulogy for a fallen bassist or a succumbed second fiddler. In light of this, Waxpaper is pleased to present Nick Tosches' thoughtful essay on the subject of musical post-mortems. Mr. Tosches, author of the best-selling volume Country (Stem & Day, 1977), is a keen observer of things musical He lives in Nashville and meditates daily to 'Great Balls Of Fire'.

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