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Kevin Coyne: Sugar Candy Taxi

Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, 23 August 1999

BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER Kevin Coyne is a strange one. As influenced by the rough-and-tumble sounds of Mississippi blues as by his job as a counselor to London drug addicts, he arrived in the '70s with a cawing birdcall voice and a collection of songs about madness, guilt, and despair. His signature tune was the chilling asylum classic 'House on the Hill', cut when the then unknown guitarist Andy Summers was in his employ.

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