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The Pretenders: Palladium, New York NY

Craig Zeller, New York Rocker, July 1980

DRIVING INTO Manhattan for this shindig, I had (in order of importance) a toothache, a throatache, and a headache. So I decided to get into the drug scene: a pair of Tylenols, a Coryban-D cold capsule and a painkiller pill lightly laced with codeine. I was a candidate for Phoenix House, right? Then 'Mystery Achievement' came flying out of the radio and I straightened right out.

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