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Gil Scott-Heron: Beam Me Up (Scotty)

Lynden Barber, New Musical Express, 24 March 1984

HIS BEARD a jungle of burnt spaghetti and his clothes an apparent assortment of ill-fitting jumble bargains, Gil Scott-Heron cuts a less than (shall we say) dashing figure.

"Welcome to the apocalypse!" he says, flinging the door to is hotel room wide open.

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