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Elephant's Memory: Take It To The Streets (Metromedia)

Toby Mamis, Creem, June 1971

NEW YORK City has no readily identifiable musical identity, as, say, San Francisco or the Ann Arbor/Detroit regions. But the Big Apple does have a "music scene" that includes all the trappings of a "music scene" in either of those locations, except for one element — a common way of playing music that ties all the local bands together and helps them grow, learn and survive.

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