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Fatima Mansions: The Garage, Highbury, London

Andrew Mueller, New Musical Express, 28 May 1994

THE FIRST hundred through the doors are issued with oranges — satsumas are out of season — and a free single ('Humiliate Me') in a thick rubber sleeve. Their gently offensive aroma, mingled with the expectant sweat of a sold-out Garage, provide a fine sensory backdrop for Fatima Mansions: a rarefied atmosphere of acrid acidity and perversion. Tonight is the first of their three-part 'Season Of Humiliation' in North London, and these things are important.

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