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Be Bop Deluxe: Axe Victim

Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 6 July 1974

IT'S GREAT to be right in there on the first still-to-be-perfected artistic utterance of A Truly Great Group To Be. That old warm self-congratulatory glow – somewhere between the sternocleidomastoid region and the lateral aspect of the neck (try it sometime – it really hurts, man, but you see God) – is the much-needed antidote to the everyday bite of ravenous ennui that is the more common of those experiences which together form A Rock Critic's Reality.

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