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America First: Seasoned Native Sons Follow Their Own Muse: The dB's

Ira Robbins, Musician, December 1984

"THERE'S NOTHING WRONG with honest American music," says Peter Holsapple, guitarist, keyboard player and main songwriter of the dB's. He goes on to cite Elvis Presley, John Fogerty, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M. as evidence. I don't think people are as interested in emulating the British anymore, because they see we can do it just as well in America." He sounds proud, but not chauvinist.

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