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Rediscovering Paradise: EDDIE MONEY Plays It Straight And Takes Control

Toby Goldstein, Creem, February 1983

SEVERAL CHARACTERS blend to form the towering individual who has just appeared in the faded-grace lobby of the Gramercy Park Hotel. First, there's Eddie Money, rock 'n' roll star, still getting his bearings in mid-day, thinking about breakfast. Thinks more about his performance in New York this night. Swaggering, bold, oblivious to the horrified stares his booming voice, black leather jacket, "Twilight Zone" cut-off T-shirt, tight leather jeans and high boots draw from the hotel's largely conservative clientele.

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