Danny Baker, NME, 20 October 1979
EMI: THREE LETTERS that have come to represent "the enemy" in rock'n'roll's war games. EMI House rambles like a country home with a thousand warrens of ministry-type boring pools and divisions. The guard on the reception listens to my appointment with Kate Bush with all the emotion of a weighing machine being told a hard luck story. Like everyone else, I get told to take a seat while he talks, unheard, into one of the extension phones. About ten minutes later I'm led down and through EMI House and up to a corridor down which the Daily Mirror's Pauline McLeod is striding. She's out – I'm in.
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