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s o m e t h in g a b i t m o r e s t r e a m lin e d . Y o u w o r k o u t t h o s e l i t t l e t h i n g s t h a t d r u m m e r s
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h a v e a n a lm o s t t e le p a t h ic r e la t io n s h ip . "
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b i l l t o c la m p d o w n o n ille g a l r a v e s a n d w h a t w a s
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id e a w a s . i f w e h a d a t a n k w i t h a s o u n d s y s t e m o n it ,
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w o u ld a lw a y s t u r n u p a n d h e ’d h a v e in t e r e s t in g p e o p le
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e n d e d u p b e in g s o ld t o D o n H e n le y o f t h e E a g le s , a
t a n k c o lle c t o r . “ I t 's a k i l l i n g m a c h in e , a n d t h e lo g is t ic s
o f k e e p in g i t w e r e u n r e a lis t ic . " s a y s P r y c e . “ I d o u b t
v e r y m u c h t h a t h e k e p t t h e F u r r ie s lo g o o n it , ” h e
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