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Looking at the Devil: Sly Stone and There's a Riot Goin' On

Barney Hoskyns, Observer Music Monthly, March 2006

DICK CAVETT didn't know what had hit him. The mild-mannered, impeccably liberal TV host had had some far-out guests on his ABC talk show, but no one like Sylvester Stewart had ever plonked himself down in the guest armchair before. Certainly no one in Stewart's physical state, for which the term "wrecked" would have been a polite euphemism.

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