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Various artists: The Roxy, London, W.C.2 (Harvest SHSP 4069)

Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, September 1977

BACK IN nineteen-sixty-something, when an earlier new wave was proudly unfurling, several Live at the Star Club LPs appeared, scooping up some of the bands then inhabiting that particular stage. This local approach seems to be coming back in vogue. We've had four collections in the last year, and there are certain to be more in the near future, barring a blast of good sense if the extant quartet is any indication of the shape of things to come.

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