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ABC: Past Imperfect, Future Tense

Jon Savage, The Face, January 1984

On the dreamstage of a pop-music fantasy, ABC were cast as the perfection of a glossy ideal. But their irony was misread, their clothes misconstrued. And now that leader Martin Fry wants to speak plainly, their new album is languishing in the racks.

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