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Sinead O'Connor: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 2 January 1988

SO, NINA SIMONE'S 'My Baby Just Cares For Me' – the clubland secret, the cult trophy – went High Street provincial, Top Ten Top Shop. A monopoly on suffering invested in soul/jazz/ gospel, by a London hipster elite over five years ago, has now been installed as a pop cultural hegemony.

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