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Tom Waits: Nighthawks at the Diner (Asylum)

James Wolcott, Creem, March 1976

WENT TO a press party celebrating the publication of Ed Sander's Tales of Beatnik Glory; the room was filled with old beats (Burroughs, Ginsberg), neo-Beats (Patti Smith), rock Beats (Dave Marsh, Bob Christgau), and even a few deadbeats (names furnished upon request).

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