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Evan Dando and the Pop Walkabout

Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, September 1996

IN DON DeLillo’s 1973 novel Great Jones Street, a rock star named Bucky Wunderlick decides to quit his band and disappear from the music industry. After a gig in Houston, he boards a plane for New York City. "I was interested in how to survive a dead idea," he muses. "What came next...might very well depend on what I was able to learn beyond certain personal limits, in endland, far from the tropics of fame."

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