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Doing the slam: Tales from the mosh pit, where rock 'n' roll is a contact sport

Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 23 February 1992

THESE DAYS, rock 'n' roll has become a contact sport. Not all rock 'n' roll, of course. You won't see slam dancing at a Moody Blues show, and David Crosby isn't likely to attempt a stage-dive. But action that was once confined to the hardcore punk scene of the early '80s has crossed over and become a mainstream phenomenon: Kids will slam, dive and body-surf to virtually any band with a semblance of a hard edge.

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