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Bark Psychosis: Hex

Simon Reynolds, MOJO, March 1994

THESE DAYS, ALTERNATIVE = ANTIQUATED. Almost all alternative rockers pay homage to a bygone golden age (although they disagree about which is the genre that counts), and almost all of them repudiate the technology underpinning today's state-of-art pop. White rock seems to have ceded the idea of "the future" to rap (black musicians have always been quicker to exploit the latest hi-tech) or to rave (dance has its own innate technophiliac logic).

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