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Letters to Cleo: What’s To Be Bummed Out About?

Erik Himmelsbach, Los Angeles Reader, 28 July 1995

LETTERS TO CLEO frontwoman Kay Hanley sits at a pay phone in a strip mall in Augusta, Georgia, near the Garden City Music Hall, where her band will play later in the evening. The heat is unbearable, and she’s being attacked by extra-friendly, horse-sized flies. But, hey, it beats working. Besides, salvation is a mere parking lot away, in a tour bus that’s "like the Antarctic" inside.

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