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"Teenage Cruisers," the first X-rated rockabilly sound-track album, due out this week on Rhino Records. The album's cast of thousands includes local faves like the Blasters, Billy Zoom (X's silver-fox guitarist), Ray Campi plus rare cuts from legends like Charlie Feathers and Wild-man Tony Conn. Just don't wait for the movie to pop up in your neighborhood. It's only available on video cassette but the album can be had in most local record stores. 0 5 REA5T REASONS TO BUY TDK TAPE ON SALE NOW AT TOWER RECORDS 'Blank Audio Tape 1.

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Detectives with the department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit also seized more than 21 grams of cocaine and quantities of marijuana and Quaa-ludes. Sources close to the Eagles' record la-ble said the charges would have little or no effect on the group, which has a new live album high on the charts. "It's no big deal," said one record exec. "Kids don't exactly put rock stars on a pedestal these days." Judging from Henley's past remarks about drug use, the charges come as a surprise. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, the drummer said, "Cocaine turns on you.

It messed up my back, it messed up my nerves, it messed up my stomach and it makes you paranoid. I'm not saying I'm an angel or a saint, because I'm not. But I've slowed down quite a bit." Ray Campi is on "Teenage Cruisers," first X-rated rockabilly album. Records in the early 70s. He also served a stint as head of 20th Century and Parachute Records, which was marked by such projects as the ill-fated "All This and World War II." An old-line industry figure, Regan is well -liked throughout the music business, despite his uneven track record in recent years.

"He's a great guy," said one record exec. "I know he's put two companies out of business, but at least he's got experience." SWEET REVENGE: In a less publicized move, Polygram chief David Braun also fired Casablanca's legal counsel Alan Lenard, a former partner at Braun's old law firm. Leonard had a falling out with Braun after taking several major clients (including Casablanca and Donna Summer) away from Braun when he left the firm. Apparently Braun will get the last laugh he's assigned Casablanca's legal affairs to his former law firm. EAT TO THE BEAT.

Old TV and movie idols don't die or fade away they get a star on Hollywood Boulevard. Now some of LA's top club attractions have been memorialized, so to speak, on the new Starwood club dinner menu. Entrees include the Blaster Burger, the Go-Go Dog, the Gears Grilled Bacon and Cheese, Loz Plugz Nachos and Fear Fries. Just remember no one says you have to eat that stuff. SA (Super Avilyn) Cassette When you want uncompromis ing quality and fidelity, high-bias TDK SA is the choice.

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