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New Barbarians: Knebworth Festival, Hertfordshire

Peter Silverton, Sounds, 18 August 1979

ROCK AND ROLL having as it does sod all to do with music and a whole lot to do with sex and drugs (even to the point where the latter precludes the former), the main event of the day was obviously observing the aesthetics of extreme drug abuse in action – i.e. the guest/press enclosure was noticeably fuller for the New Barbarians than it was when I nipped in to suffer a couple of bars of Todd Rundgren acting the festival fool.

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