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Tanita Tikaram: Say Halo Wave Goodbye

Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 9 February 1991

AS EVERY HAIRDRESSER worth their shears will tell you, a radical change of hairstyle usually heralds an equally radical shift of persona. Tanita Tikaram's new look appears to confirm the idea of a new, more extrovert songstress, determined to rid herself of her image as the too-cosy Home Counties' charlatan, or as a Q readers' darling, or the sexiest lady poetess on the block, or the painstaking chronicler of the mundane, or just the nice, gifted girl from Basingstoke who came into the public eye a tad too early.

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