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Elliott Murphy: Just A Story From America (Columbia)

Robot A. Hull, Creem, June 1977

WHEN I FIRST put this record on the turntable, it spun and revolved just like any other vinyl tostada. The needle, just like always, ate its way through the intro grooves scraping into the heart of the matter for posterity's sake (its presence to become more and more audible upon subsequent listenings). There was an apparent lack of suspense in the air; for this was just another experience in the incessant search for the Holy Golden Disc, a title awarded only to those records which lick the critic's ear and his inner being. Suddenly, as if there'd been a fatal blow to the nape of my neck, an awesome sound sent me jolting forward. The walls in the room cracked; floor shifted beneath my feet. And then there was music...

Total word count of piece: 526


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