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Letter from Britain: The Beautiful And The Damned Hit Pay Dirt

Cynthia Rose, Creem, April 1983

'RECESSION ROCK' on the radio (cf. 'My City Was Gone', 'Allentown' or 'Out of Work') may call forth condemnations from America's urban mayors — many, I notice, on holiday in Florida at the time of comment — in The Wall Street Journal. But t'aint so in Britain; we had a billion harbingers of No Future back in the late 70s and now that we've arrived where it isn't we have synthpop by the school-full.

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