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Twilley Don't Grind

Susin Shapiro, The Village Voice, 17 October 1977

AWKWARDNESS IS the new vogue. No more smoothies and impeccables to make us feel 10-thumbed; clumsiness is the cornerstone of humanity, or so say the avant guards. The gangliness of Joey Ramone or Elvis Costello is apparently preferable to the Fred Astaire savoir-faire we used to expect from our stars. So much the better for Dwight Twilley, a rock and roller blessed with the stage presence of a parking meter. His visual inelegance, balanced by consistently fine music, should make him the rock and roller of our time. He's blander, prettier, and infinitely more talented than Frampton.

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