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The Jesus and Mary Chain: Jesus Wept

Max Bell, Face, The, June 1985

ACCORDING TO MR Geoff Travis, chief of staff at the born again, doubly hip Rough Trade records (purveyors of high class pop to the gentry), the best group in the world is The Smiths. This is not surprising news. Firstly, it's probably true and secondly Travis was the only major record company executive to take The Manchester Moan semi-seriously and you can bet he's glad he did.

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