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Rock & Roll Acid Test: 10,000 Maniacs

Bruce Pollock, Guitar, May 1988

TURNING POINTS in the history of rock 'n' roll are moments frozen into the souls of those who witness them. Up in the Northeast Tundra Country, where the state of New York merges with Pennsylvania and from October to May feels like Canada, bands rise up from the great vast nowhere with their hands deep in their pockets and cover the night with tears on the wind.

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