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Taking Heads: Fear Of Music (Sire)

Paul Rambali, NME, 18 August 1979

TOM WOLFE ONCE wrote a book called The Painted Word, a thin volume of accomplished iconoclasm. In it he traces the rise and rise of Theory in Art. It may not have escaped yout attention that theory, thinly disguised as pop criticism, has been raising its ugly head again.

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