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Sons and Daughters of No New York: Eight Eyed Spy

Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, 8 October 1980

THE DEATH of George Scott seems almost certain to precipitate the breakup of Eight Eyed Spy. Scott wasn't just a highly individual, perhaps irreplaceable instrumentalist; he was also a key theoretician and motivating spirit behind the Spy's mlnd-warping fusion of careening nouveau-surf music and the kind of slashing, asymmetrical rock and roll pioneered by Captain Beefheart's Magic Band and Richard Hell's Void-Oids.

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