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Imagination's Leee John (1987)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages audio, 1987

The triple-e'd front man talks about UK v US producers; his band's theatricality and image; his hatred of Apartheid; hanging out with royalty, and finds time to peddle a selection of AIDS myths.

File format: mp3; file size: 54.2mb, interview length: 59' 13" sound quality: ***

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