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Pete Townshend: Cooltalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking (Atlantic)

Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, June 1996

DEAR DEAR PETE, ROCK'S leading luvvie: it's been so temptingly easy to take the piss out of him for his earnestness, his artistic ambition and his esoteric enthusiasms that by now he's probably the most genuinely underrated of the '60s Brit biggies.

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