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Flamin' Groovies/The Ramones/The Stranglers: Roundhouse, London

Max Bell, New Musical Express, 10 July 1976

MAYBE IT WAS no accident that the hottest, steamiest, dirtiest night of the year was reserved for July 4. It's not every day that we get to see one bona fide legendary band, and a squad of recherche New York punksters gunning for similar status, and a home grown outfit who exhibit enough moody madness to take them somewhere close to the pinnacle of nasty infamy, all playing on the same bill in one of the seediest halls in London.

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