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Ric Ocasek: Worms On A String Revisted

Michael Goldberg, Creem, March 1983

THE OFFICE IS dark and silent. Here, in one of the rooms where Elliot Roberts, creme de la creme of rock star managers, and his associates make deals for the elite of American rockers – legends like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, as well as younger blood like Devo and the Cars – all is elegant, reserved, formal. The tawdry glitter of the Sunset Strip may be just down a few flights of stairs and out a door, but here all is plush chocolate brown rugs, soft velvet couches, high backed Victorian-style chairs and medieval church pews.

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