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Heavy Metal Kids: Heavy Metal Kids

Ira Robbins, Zoo World, 24 October 1974

THERE ARE LOADS of ways for a rock band to make themselves interesting. All that is required is either a brilliant songwriter, a unique vocalist, an extraordinary musician, or at barest minimum, "personality". If none of these are available, being simply awful will do in a pinch. Banality, as demonstrated by the Dolls and the Blue Oyster Cult (among many others), has its own peculiar charm.

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