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Kletka Red
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Kletka Red
Title: Hijacking
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Label: Tzadik
Original Release Date: 11/19/1996
Release Date: 11/19/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702397711124

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