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To The Batcave: DJ Shadow's The Private Press

RJ Smith, The Village Voice, 4 June 2002

OUT-OF-BODY Experience, heaven version: "I saw my life before my eyes, and that is no shit… I saw myself walking in and out of countless record stores, forking over vast fortunes in an endless chain of cash-register clicks and dings… I saw litter bins piled high with bags that stores all seal records in so you won't get nabbed for lifting as you trot out the door. I saw myself on a thousand occasions walking toward my car with a brisk and purposeful step, turning the key in the ignition and varooming off high as a hot-rodder in anticipation of the revelations waiting in thirty-five or forty minutes of blasting sound soon as I got home, the eternal promise that this time the guitars will jell like TNT and set off galvanic sizzles in our brain "KABLOOIE!!!" —Lester Bangs, 1971

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