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Barney Bubbles

Paul Gorman, 'Reasons To Be Cheerful' (Adelita), 2008

DESPITE HIS WISH for anonymity, Barney Bubbles' profile was rising high in 1978 on the back of the graphic wit, invention and clarity delivered over the previous months to record labels Stiff, Radar and Chiswick and artists from Ian Dury, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Damned and Nick Lowe to Generation X, the Adverts, Whirlwind, Johnny Moped and beyond.

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