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From An English Village: James

Barney Hoskyns, Spin, October 1985

"WHEN PUNK HAPPENED," says Tim Booth, "there was a big explosion of energy, but eventually the energy was dissipated, and in the last few years there’s been very little good stuff on independents. The independents have just been a nursery for young bands before they sign to majors, and they haven’t been able to break out of that, because they have this very British fear of money and of business. It’s a funny attitude that you can’t help admiring in some respects, but it’s quaint and dishonest."

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