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Those That Can, Do … Music Criticism and Other Evils

Chris Bourke, Rip It Up (New Zealand), January 1990

Rock critics are a bunch of misanthropic know-alls who like to talk more than they like to dance. They think they're the only ones who are going to protect the music from rip-offs, racists, radio creeps, religious bigots and publicists. But who keeps the critics honest? Good question. Let's throw it open to the panel.

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