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The Mekons/The Fall/Human League/Gang Of Four/Stiff Little Fingers: The Lyceum, London

Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 31 March 1979

AND THE STARS look very different today... For all practical rock purposes, we may as well own up that we are now living in the eighties. Just to be arbitrary, let's assume that the fifties began when Leo Fender invented the bass guitar and Elvis Presley plastered his hillbilly sneer over international horizons; the sixties began with The Beatles and the seventies opened for business with 'Virginia Plain', 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'All The Young Dudes'.

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