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Kristin Hersh: Lipstick, Powder and Saint

Elaine Cusack, Guitar, January 1994

"Oh I look just like a sad old hooker!" wails Kristin Hersh as a false eyelash falls from her heavily made-up face and just misses the pint she's hugging. Snuck in between countless photo sessions and interviews, this swift trip to the pub is both a time to rest and a chance to berate the other side of being a pop star: i.e. the endless promotional grind.

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