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Simple Minds: Capitol, Hannover

Keith Cameron, MOJO, May 2015

THE INFLUENCE of Simple Minds is now a given. In deploying futurist gestures amid a communitarian ethic, the band's hallmark early-'80s work anticipated Arcade Fire and other contemporary new wave gravatars, while Manic Street Preachers, Billy Corgan, King Creosote et al queue to pay respect.

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