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Timothy W. Ryback: Rock Around The Bloc – A History Of Rock Music In Eastern Europe And The Soviet Union (Oxford University Press)

Tim Riley, The Boston Phoenix, February 1990

WHEN PAUL MCCARTNEY announced his $8.5 million promotion deal with Visa at a recent press conference, he was challenged to explain how his new sideline as credit-card hawker wasn't just another cynical slice of rock commercialism. "I don't see it as a sellout," he responded, "and anyone who does ought to go live in Russia."

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