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The Beautiful South

Stephen Dalton, NME, March 1999

BLASTING INTO Munich airport for 24 hours on the road with the Beautiful South, the band’s publicist offers some sage advice: "Just don’t try to keep up with them."

What, the comfy-armchair kings of quality-knitwear pop? The band who mix Marx and Engels with Marks and Spencer? Ha! NME secretly vows to drink Paul Heaton’s crew under the table – and then drink the table itself. Consider this a challenge, Heato.

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