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Red Wedge

William Shaw, Smash Hits, 12 February 1986

"It's no good just complaining in your beer about things — you've got to come out and say it..." So says Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. He's just one of many pop musicians who've been roaming the country on the Red Wedge tour — a tour that's not all champagne binges, wrecked hotel rooms and the usual pop nonsense... No, this is pop with a political conscience. And it's not boring!! William Shaw attends the rally...

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