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Sounds Dirty: The Truth About Nirvana

Jon Savage, The Observer, 15 August 1993

SITUATED ON 51st Street and Broadway, in the heart of the old entertainment area, Roseland is a New York institution. In the 1920s it was the city's largest dance hall — "the downtown headquarters for such urban dance steps as the Lindy and the Shag", according to a contemporary guide — but the formerly plush decor has been stripped and painted black for tonight's more brutal conditions of entertainment.

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