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Tribute bands: Phonies!

Martin Aston, Q, November 1992

Weird but true. The average unknown band will get more work and better money by pretending to be someone famous than by being themselves. Martin Aston investigates the horrific rise of the Tribute Bands.

Total word count of piece: 2175


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