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Aztec Camera: The Best Of (Warners)

Kit Aiken, Uncut, September 1999

Roddy Frame’s hits and misses 1983-98

For a while, in the early ‘80s, there were emerging young songwriters — among them Messrs. Frame, Collins and McAloon — who almost appeared to be from the same composition school that encouraged literate, guitar-driven, melodically and romantically aware songs. Happenstance, of course, but we had high hopes for these boys, especially Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera who, at sixteen, was routinely cast as a Boy Wonder.

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