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Arrested Development: Jazz Cafe, London

David Bennun, Melody Maker, 11 July 1992

THE PROPS: wooden trunks and barrels. Suspiciously trim sacks marked "Beans", "Wheat", "Coffee". An olde-style Western Pacific railway board and a steamboat placard. A clothesline hung with homely garments. Down-home, knotted-pine Technics decks are, presumably, a little hard to come by. Still, the point's been made — we're waiting on the world's first rural rap band. Folk-hop, if you will. A novelty, an oddity, unknown to all but a few cognoscenti and anyone who happened to catch tonight's Top Of The Pops.

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