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The B-52's

Cynthia Rose, NME, 4 June 1983

Today's environment – a dizzying mélange of neon, advertisement, slum detritus and 'junk culture' – has fascinated artists and poets since the 1950s. But not until '78 did any band appear who utilized the same sort of extrovert art established by the Pop painting brigade of the '60s: a highly personal, descriptive balancing act incorporating both sentiment and irony.

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