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Sonic Youth and Savage Republic: Cities On Fire With Electric Guitars

Biba Kopf, Wire, The, January 1988

New York's Sonic Youth and Los Angeles' Savage Republic are revitalising American rock music with their hard-core attitudes and screaming guitars. Biba Kopf reports on the coast-to-coast cacophony as rampant discords clash by night.

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