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Shredder: Teen Scene from Belly of the Beast

Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 1984

NOW FLIP that teen coin and meet a breed of kiddies who are not going to dance clubs, who are not listening to floaty romantic songs, but who are kickin' booty, wearing concert T-shirts and going to Rock City Arcade at the corner of Hollywood and Western — not one of the most elegant of enchanted hideaways in this great city of ours...

Square? Punk? Rockabilly? Mod? Prep? Conjunction junction what's YOUR function? Now more than ever, teens are trying to take it all in with one big chomp. Trendy it may be, but that's natural, and for the tepid normals crawling around, what can you say? You can say LATERS, BUD.

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