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23 Skidoo (2001)

Interview by Bill Brewster, Rock's Backpages Audio, 21 September 2001

Alex Turnbull and "Sketch" Martin take us from the early days in Hackney to the (2001) present day: their association with Throbbing Gristle; early influences; early releases and the band schism; The Culling is Coming and Urban Gamelan; their increasing interest in hip hop, and their Ronin Records label.

File format: mp3; file size: 78.8mb, interview length: 1h 26' 03" sound quality: ****

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