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The Importance Of Being David Byrne

Ken Scrudato, Filter, November 2007

I WAS IN ZURICH recently and found myself at the rather legendary Cabaret Voltaire. It was in that very same place, all the way back in 1916, that Hugo Ball and his band of ferocious iconoclasts set out to thrash art, in fact culture itself, to within an inch of its overly precious existence. Most nobly, on hearing it was to be razed in 2002, a group of local artists took over the space, and refused to leave until official historic status was bestowed upon the storied structure. It was.

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