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Stereo MCs: If Bob Marley Came To Nottingham

Mark Cooper, Q, December 1993

"ARE YOU there, Milwaukee?" enquires a ghostly but undoubtedly English voice. It is around seven o'clock in the evening at the Marcus Amphitheatre in Milwaukee and benches are gradually filling up as a young, MTV-friendly crowd gathers for Womad's headliners, Crowded House and Peter Gabriel. Echoes of bass and drum swirl across this open-air "shed" as something approaching dub finally comes to Wisconsin.

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