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A-ha: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 10 January 1987

WHEN 3,000 prepubescent girls scream, pop analysis tends to gust into the dumper. Really, the scream is the only important thing, the moment when puffballs of desire plop mindlessly into little glittery nothings that mean so very much. When Morten, Mags and Pal bounce boyishly on stage and the whistley roar breathes hotly on the back of your neck, the last thing you want to do is start thinking about it all.

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