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The Clash, Suicide: The Music Machine, London

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 5 August 1978

TIME HAS come today. Third of four Music Machine gigs and – surprise! – the ritual bottling of Suicide appears to have been omitted for the nonce. Alan Vega is up by the mike, moving jerkily from pose to pose like a series of still-photo slides vaguely in synch with the music – pose CLICK pose CLICK pose – while Marty Rev stands solid and immobile beside his control post and the drum machine gets louder and lOuDeR and LoUdEr and LOUDER AND LOUDER AND LOUDER AND...

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