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By the Time They Get to… Phoenix

Andrew Purcell, Guardian, The, 23 October 2009

GROWING UP IN Versailles, an affluent suburb of Paris, the four boys who would eventually form Phoenix bonded over their love of American pop culture. They adored the movie Risky Business, for its Tangerine Dream soundtrack and Rebecca de Mornay riding the subway. They heard Kenny Rogers on the radio and thought he was cool. Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz carved Simon & Garfunkel's names into his school desk.

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