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The Clash: Clash City Rockers On Tour

Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1977

DERBY KING'S HALL. The thickset geezer with the appearance of a frustrated rugby player – too short to make the scrum but just as tough if they'll only try me out – stands at the edge of the crush around the stage and looks at the bobbing, shoving throng in between wet stares at all-girl French group the Lou's, who are whacking out their punqe frogga in the face of a constant shower: of gob and plastic glasses. The Lous are soaked and matted but don't let up.

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