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The Celibate Rifles: The Celibate Rifles

Clinton Walker, Rolling Stone (Australia), May 1984

IF NOTHING ELSE, the Celibate Rifles' eponymously-titled second album makes it quite plain that it is no longer possible to dismiss this Sydney group as mere three-chord-thrasharama. But more than that, the fact is that this is a bloody good album, wherein the Rifles move away from the restrictions of their roots, palpably growing before your very eyes, and that's not a compliment I use lightly.

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