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Richard Ocasek: Beatitude

Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 19 February 1983

WITH THE Human League's American success, Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' now the longest-lasting single in the history of Billboard's Hot Hundred, and MTV deluging the Yanks with visions of a 'technopop' (catchy phrase for critics, eh?) that's supposedly dance-oriented, artistic opportunists such as Ric Ocasek were bound to take note.

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