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Soft Cell and Yaz(oo): Synths and Singers

Jon Young, Trouser Press, February 1983

JUST TWELVE months ago it was unclear if the primarily British phenomena of synthesizer bands would exhibit any staying power. Although 1981 was a good year on the UK charts for new-age rockers, would America sit up and take notice? Without big sales in the States, English success is little more than a big splash in a small pond — or so some folks reason.

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