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Bronski Beat: The Age of Consent (London/MCA)

Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 28 March 1985

NOW THAT FRANKIE HAS PROVEN TO BE a remote-controlled sham with less depth (not to mention stage presence) than its sloganeering T-shirts, the gay-rock mantle has fallen onto London's Bronski Beat, an unabashedly glad-to-be-gay synthesizer trio.

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