Barry Manilow: Trying To Get the Feeling
Bob Spitz, Crawdaddy!, September 1977
IT'S ELEVEN-below-zero on the Avenue, pitch black and hailing glassy bullets the size of golf balls. Empty buses on the suicide run choke back jetstreams of ice-blue exhaust as they cruise blindly past miles of deserted passenger shelters. The Club Med billboards fastened to their sides seem like someone's idea of a bad joke; the Twilight Zone would be more like it. Either way, you've got to be stone wild to be out on a night like this. Even the hookers are in long pants.
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