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Lloyd Cole: Lloyd Cole

Mat Snow, Q, March 1990

SINCE SUCH NAMES as Simone De Beauvoir and Eve Marie Saint dropped from Lloyd Cole's lips on his debut with The Commotions, 1984's Rattlesnakes, the Derbyshire-born Scot by adoption has worn his library card poking prominently from his top pocket– delighting the better-read breed of rock fan yet provoking his detractors to inquire what, exactly, he is trying to prove.

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