If somebody has you in one, drive your foot sharply into his ankle, bust his nose upwards with the palm of your hand, and quickly jerk your own body downwards out of his grasp. Then when you're free, punch him as hard as you can in the throat.

And that's how you get out of a lousy punk band.

Crash And Burn - Taang! 1984
Rating = 3


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