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10,000 Maniacs: Variety Arts Center, Los Angeles CA

Gerrie Lim, LA Weekly, 2 October 1987

THEY WERE 9,995 maniacs short on stage, but a winsome chanteuse compensated for the missing madmen, and no link was missed. Natalie Merchant is enchanting, dancing with a protean sensuality that hails from somewhere quite beyond, a strange and ethereal place that touches even the most cynical listener with its intimacy and wisdom.

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