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Lindisfarne: On and Off the Wagon

Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, 18 November 1972

THERE HAVE BEEN more dazzling, more debauched rock'n'roll roadshows. Some of the more spectacular have been known to cushion the strain of touring with sultry Burgundies, teams of Austin Princesses and the very finest home grown. Lindisfarne's approach to the business is more along the lines of a darts club's annual outing to Skegness. For thirty quid a night they can rent a sleekly-handsome coach with blue fun-fur interior and apple green plastic trim. For a few bob more it can be loaded with bottles of light ale, old Beatles tapes ('Love Me Do', 'I'm A Loser') and – look out Cardiff or Brighton or wherever you are.

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