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The B-52s: CBGB, New York NY

Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, November 1978

CHARLEY THE Soundman huddled behind his sacred mixing board and coolly surveyed the growing house. Packed literally to the rafters, the overflow crowd was an increasingly rare sight these days at CeeBee's. The kindly engineer's bearded face allowed a thinly disguised grin as he whistled through his teeth, "'S'jes like the old days."

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