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The Tubes: Young & Rich (A&M)

Richard Riegel, Creem, September 1976

JUST WHAT is going down here, huh? The defining images of our pop heroes seem destined for ever-shorter useful lives, as though we're accelerating toward a massive blowout of the whole star scene (fin de siècle with a bullet, as it were). To wit: it took us over five years (until Altamont, c'est la vie) to find out that the Stones were no more street-punk-wise than us humble intellectuals, huddled reverently around our component stereo sets.

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