i feel entitled to hate billy joel because i've had to put up with him a lot longer than you. and not just because every freshman girl at suny albany in the fall of '74 had two records: greetings from asbury park, n.j. and piano man. exhibit a: the hassles, from 1967. maybe if his career in music had ended after this, richie unterberger would have written about him.
exhibit b: attilla. imagine billy as lee michaels, or in atomic rooster.
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