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On The Road With Hot Rods And Radio Stars

Peter Silverton, Sounds, 25 February 1978

THE LAST, incongruous Beatles' track spirals its way to the end of its grooves. The house lights dip way, way down, instilling in you that rush of sudden urgency to grope your way forward to a better, more exciting view. Orchestral music starts issuing forth from the giant, ramshackle-looking PA stacks. Strident violins?...Oh yeah, it's 'Land of Hope and Glory'. Just what you'd expect at a rock 'n' roll concert with its connotations of last night at the Proms and purblind, emotive nationalism. Will jingo rock be the new trend?

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