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The Associates: The Affectionate Punch

Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 16 August 1980

RUMOURS have been dripping down from Scotland about a diverse horde of determined post Skids/S. Minds/Scars groups all ready to shift our attention. Positive Noise, Altered Images, JosefK, Orange Juice . . . the newest rumours centred around The Associates, who it seems were refining the vision of Station To Station, who it seems had a singer who sang like that particular Bowie. He wasn't copying, that's how he really sang – from deep inside, neo-operatically.

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