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Ben Thompson, Ways Of Hearing, 2001

"They had brought this music with them when they were born, these bandmen, in their hearts and their muscles, their blood and their bones".
Jay Allison Stuart on an early 20th century funeral band, in Call Him George, his biography of New Orleans jazz veteran George Lewis

"The cost of their cheap rebellion is that when they are older they will find that their hearing has been damaged."
Donald Clarke on the ultimate fate of all heavy metal fans, in The Rise & Fall Of Popular Music

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