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The Dictators: Manifest Destiny

Gene Sculatti, Crawdaddy!, August 1977

IT WOULDN'T BE hard. One could assemble a tidy list of contemporary Major Acts whose initial fate it was to be cast as "critics' favorites": Bowie, Springsteen, Blue Oyster Cult, Electric Light Orchestra, et al. And one could compose alongside it a list of similarly consigned Next Big Things, from the Dolls and Big Star to Blue Ash and the Wackers.

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