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Steeleye Span: Family of Span

Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 4 December 1976

"HAVE WE ever come close to splitting? My God, HAVE we! It's very incestuous, our band, y'see. We're all interdependent and to work out your problems you have to be one-sixth of yourself. That's the one thing we can pull on each other – to say 'I'm gonna leave.' Like a husband will say to his wife, 'I'm gonna leave you'; that's exactly what any one member of Steeleye Span can turn round and say to the other five, the one thing we can pull on each other. That happens...ooh...maybe once a week."

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