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Green at Last 

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To the editors:

It seemed like it would be an eternity until someone wrote a fair and appreciative article on the best thing to happen to the Chicago music scene since rip-off artists Material Issue left town. Big, meaty articles about Green ["Rock 'n' Roll: Chicago's Great Green Hope," March 22] are about as few and far between as their all-ages shows. Even if Material Issue sells tons of records by not so subtly appropriating the genius of Jeff Lescher (ever considered a lawsuit, Jeff?) us Green-heads know where it all began and ended. They may be relegated to small-cult status forever, but just knowing that they enriched a few lives with one of the most energetic sounds and gripping voices in decades should (we hope) give them solace every night they sweat it out on the tiny stage of some packed, overheated bar that most of their most fanatical fans are too young to get into.

Matt Weston

N. Winthrop

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