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Preston School of Industry: Barfly, Sheffield

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 26 September 2001

IN THE EARLY 1990S dark ages before Britpop, homegrown guitar music was going through a painful obsession with America. At one point almost any Statesider who could strum a Fender was hailed as a hero. Californian band Pavement, meanwhile, were contrarily developing a sound based on Mark E Smith's definitively Salford eccentrics, the Fall.

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