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The Charlatans: Melkweg, Amsterdam

Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 5 March 1994

IT'S VALENTINE'S weekend in Amsterdam, love is in the air (and indeed, in the area), made all the more blissful by the dizzying aroma of top quality weed and the sense of excitement at the imminent prospect of The Charlatans' first live gig for a year. Plus a strange unidentified tangy odour of..."oh NO NO NOOOOO!!! YOU BASTARD!!! My only pair of Tim Burgess (™) Puma Trainers and you've PUKED ALL OVER THEM!!! And my Joe Bloggs 38-inch Bell Bottoms you c***!"

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