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The Toxic Waltz

The Toxic Waltz – Exodus

In writing a dance craze song, Exodus achieved two things: giving name, excitement and instruction – and therefore a want and means of entrance and participation – to the way the mass of bodies moved (naturally?) to this music; and lineating thrash into the continuum of American popular music and the youth it serves. The monkey, the twist, the mashed potato, and now the toxic waltz. Well-groomed hip youngsters on Bandstand, and now long-haired, white sneaker-wearing kids caught in a mosh. The most thrash thing ever to exist.

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