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My sonic youth

An audiophile of the Walkman generation laments the iPod's impoverished sound

By By James Parker
July 2, 2006

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WHEN LARS ULRICH, drummer for Metallica, opined a few years ago that the appearance of the Sony Walkman or ``personal stereo" in 1979 was a significant event in human history, how resoundingly and heavy-metallically right he was. Can you remember the first song you heard through Walkman headphones? I can. It was ``Walking On The Moon" by The Police, from ... (Full article: 823 words)

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