Eric Eyche, front, and Raleigh band Corrosion of Conformity onstage circa 1983-84.
Eric Eyche, front, and Raleigh band Corrosion of Conformity onstage circa 1983-84. News & Observer File Photo - Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Eric Eyche, front, and Raleigh band Corrosion of Conformity onstage circa 1983-84. News & Observer File Photo - Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
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