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Iron City Houserockers: Have A Good Time (But Get Out Alive)

Robot A. Hull, Creem, September 1980

AS A CITY where the populace chews steel for a living, Pittsburgh is an unlikely birthplace for a significant rock band (the Jaggerz don't count). Heavy-metal dinosaurs excepted, it's not a city actually jumping with rock 'n' roll, probably because its citizenry has to work like dogs just to make ends meet. One cannot be a Soho artist in the Iron City.

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