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“Call it sin­cer­ity, but ABC’s love songs don’t sound true, do not have a life of their own, and with­out that, I ques­tion their longevity past 1982.” – about Brit new wave band ABC’s The Lex­i­con Of Love. Their 10th al­bum, Traf­fic, is due next Fe­bru­ary “Eat­ing Raoul is the most slyly per­verse, dead­pan and sub­ver­sive com­edy to be re­leased in 1982.” – about a film that takes its ti­tle lit­er­ally “They’re a flat-out, ba­sic bar­room rock ’n’ roll band with noth­ing new to say. They play ba­sic bland riffs, have a mildly in­ter­est­ing lead singer and hor­ri­ble back­ground vo­cals. I’ve heard it be­fore, at a grade 10 high school dance I think, and it wasn’t too com­pelling then.” – about the now-clas­sic Joan Jett & the Black­hearts al­bum I Love Rock And Roll “Where punk ex­panded on out­rage and angst, pro­vid­ing a mes­sage that was a man­gled ex­pres­sion of dis­con­tent with the ‘other’ gen­er­a­tion’s so­cial or­der, metal deals with more tra­di­tional themes of sex, drugs and rock and roll.” – about heavy metal mu­sic “Pia Zadora, who should re­turn to jus­ti­fi­able ob­scu­rity as soon as pos­si­ble, has done the im­pos­si­ble: she has pro­vided movie au­di­ences with a stan­dard of non-act­ing so low that Brooke Shields looks good by com­par­i­son.” – about the star of But­ter­fly, a film that even Pia Zadora doesn’t re­mem­ber “The al­bum is all the worse be­cause it’s over­pro­duced, blandly sung and bor­ingly played, and feels like it was cranked out to meet a con­trac­tual obli­ga­tion.” – about the Pointer Sis­ters’ So Ex­cited

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