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Rockpile: Rock Around With Philip Marlowe

Mark Williams, Melody Maker, 16 December 1978

THE TROPICANA MOTEL sits disconsolately on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, an area that looks uncomfortable sandwiched in between the clinical sky-scrapers of Century City and the tightly knit neon razz-ma-tazz of Hollywood proper.

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