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Dwight Twilley: Twilley Don’t Mind

Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, August 1977

EVERYBODY KNOWS that people who write record reviews are supposed to complain every so often about what a crummy year it’s been for music, and how rock & roll has become a mere wheat-thin of its former feasty self. That kind of proclamation is nearly always deep-dish bullshit: persevering archeologists who can’t get no satisfaction from a thick pile of new (free!) albums should find something else to dig. That point can be made with particular emphasis right here in the summer of ’77, cuz we’re in the midst of a rock & roll spectacle as scintillating as those of the last two mid-decades. Groups are coming outta nowhere at a staggerleeing rate, and – what’s more – these new bands won’t behave: they keep busting out of the boxes we cognoscenti attempt to put them in before the labels are even dry.

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