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The Redskins: Central Polytechnic, London

Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 4 January 1986

THE ONLY soul we got tonight was the pre-gig tape, sublime Seventies slices of Billy Paul, Fontella Bass, Womack... Personally, I was grateful — I find vaguely repellent the idea of The Redskins unlocking the secrets of this magical music, harnessing its redemptive and transfiguring power, only to use it as vehicle for protest. So ulterior.

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