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Misty In Roots: Live At The Counter-Eurovision ‘79

Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, 26 July 1980

IT SEEMS POINTLESS to divorce Misty's music from their well-known context as Southall youth organisers whose People Unite self-help organisation was badly damaged by the Special Patrol Group in the troubles last April. One of Misty's main qualities is a deep seriousness which transforms their almost unvarying rhythms into a remorseless, inexorable roll of music, the steady forward march of armed artillery.

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