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Shane MacGowan: It's A Long Way From Tipperary

Ian Fortnam, Vox, January 1998

AS PUNK PASSION dissipated and died, choking on its own irrelevance, a generation of serial venters were suddenly deprived of its primal, therapeutic effect. The weekenders effortlessly embraced the foppish follies of New Romance, the oi polloi shaved their heads, but the hardcore lifers, the adrenalin addicts, were instantly anachronised and sent shopping for slippers.

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