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Apres Nous Le Deluge: The Nouvelle Vague Of Pop Francaise

Rob Chapman, MOJO, July 1998

"THERE’S NOTHING HAPPENING in England right now. It’s like 1975. Deep Purple for me are like The Prodigy. Led Zeppelin are Chemical Brothers." Daniel Auxerre, head of Kung Fu Fighting records, is holding court in Rough Trade’s Paris shop: "I despise prog. It’s coming back now and it’s scary. People come and ask me for Tangerine Dream and Tubular Bells. I say no! I don’t want this shit in my shop. Never!"

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