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Stiff Little Fingers

Peter Silverton, Sounds, 7 October 1978

IF MY FIRST sight of Jake Burns had been while keeping myself occupied on a bus by speculating on the lives of the other passengers, I'd have marked him down in my fantasy book as a just-graduated history teacher at a comprehensive, the kind whose certificate's ink is still damp enough for him to believe that he's on a cultural crusade, that his charges care about the effects of the Enclosure Act.

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