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Been wanting to snag this for some time now. I think the thought of “Frankie Teardrop” kept me from making that monetary commitment. I finally said the hell with it, cause the rest of this album is killer.

I wonder if Alan Vega does children’s birthday parties?

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This is where I drop the spat and spittle, the sentimental fat and drivel... Music and such, and maybe a word or two about a word or two. Midwest point-of-view, without all that religion and gun stuff. Intellectually unintellectual. Elitist for the pizza and beer crowd. Grab a bean bag and lounge in the basment for a while, won't you?

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  1. Were you like me and, once you heard the opening track said, “THAT’S where that came from!” I swear I’d heard Ghost Rider on a bazillion other albums (like one of M.I.A.’s albums). Perfect for a song or two, but, in my opinion, hard to handle in back-to-back full album listening sessions.

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    1. Yeah I think that was my reaction, actually.

      If I didn’t have to hear ten minutes of Vega screaming on side two I could easily listen all the way through.

      I think its starting to wear on me. I feel like shooting heroin in a dank alley on the lower east side. Or get in a knife fight in the Bowery.

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    1. Side A is pretty much bulletproof to my ears. And “Keep Your Dreams” is a great way to wrap it all up. First time I played it last night I let “Frankie Teardrop” play in its entirety with my wife and oldest daughter sitting on the couch pretending someone wasn’t dying in the speakers as the screams began. Second time I skipped Frankie.

      Great record!

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      1. Yup ‘Frankie’ is another one on the shortlist to be played at my funeral, twice. If I’m not having any fun, why should they!

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      2. Thanks, I want some proper misery and mourning, hopefully some wailing too, none of that ‘celebrating my life’ stuff for me.

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