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All About Eaves: Alisha's Attic: Alisha Rules The World (Mercury)

Johnny Cigarettes, Vox, December 1996

IN THE '50s AND '60s, people would often pursue a pop career as a stepping stone to becoming a "family entertainer", hoping, in the long term, for their own TV show, panto season and Tory golfing mates. But then pop stardom became a big enough end in itself. These days, anything will do. People go to drama or performing arts schools in order to get on telly, so to sing in a band will do just fine, if that's what it takes.

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