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The Vibrators: The Punks Who Came In From The Cold

Mick Brown, Sounds, 24 September 1977

"I think I ought to make it clear", says Knox, arms waving like flags in a stiff breeze, "that when we first started we were a proper garage band in as much as we actually used to rehearse in a garage. I have been on the dole. I've also played in Irish showbands, in Greek restaurants and in a gay bar in Hammersmith..." he pauses, all the requisite cultural and ethnic cards on the table, and gives a gently mocking smile as if to say 'Does that take care of the credibility...?'

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