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The Verve: The History Man

Tom Doyle, Q, November 1997

Richard Ashcroft: he goes back, you know. Once, on a groovy tide of stormy "head" rock, his band The Verve rose. Then, victims of depression, drugs and nocturnal canoeing, they fell. And yet, miraculously reconstituted, the "new Led Zeppelin" have returned to a hail of hits. "We'll take the fucking roof off this place!" a raving Ashcroft assures Tom Doyle.

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