On the payroll scam, there is a mention at the bar that folks are paid Monday instead of Friday, apparently they are afraid workers will get wrecked during the weekend and not show up on Monday.
I understood the 5% is to get paid on Friday, and then the mob takes the whole payroll on Monday.
What everybody else said makes sense, I just didn't find that detail in the explanations.
I loved Vinyl, I am loving the show so far.
Anyone that was around back then, was NY really that shitty?
The French Connection is one of my all time faves, and every time I watch it I end up surprised a how grim everything looked in the city.