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Millions Of Dead Flops: Dead Kennedys/Serious Drinking/Millions Of Dead Cops: Central London Polytechnic

Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 4 December 1982

IT'S AMUSING TO SEE just how much Oi/punk inevitably rides the rails of the trad rock curve on its way to hell and bucks. This gig, for example. No different from any Friday-nite-ana-jist-got-paid Fifties/Sixties barn-dance, an explosion (or implosion, rilly) of amiable frustrations, complete with American stars, support bands never stepping above second or third fiddle, beer and T-shirts (most of them Dead Kennedys medium size and on the backs of wiz-wheezing students going punko for the evening).

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