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ABC: The Lexicon Of Love

Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1982

DESIRE SOMETIMES goes unreciprocated. Sad, but it happens. Martin Fry, the leader of ABC, does not accept this with equanimity. He stares at his blueprint for romance, stares at the pictures in magazines, stamps a date on his heart as though it were a container of Yoplait (love him soon, or he'll curdle), and as the music slurps and swirls and pounds around him, he croons, sighs, talks, moans, whispers and pleads his way through The Lexicon Of Love.

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