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The Oyster Band: Wide Blue Yonder (Cooking Vinyl)

Len Brown, New Musical Express, 28 September 1987

ONCE UPON a time, admitting to a fondness for English folk was akin to confessing a savage case of crabs. Then came The Oyster Band, the acceptable face of Anglo-folk; a band that walked the line between trad dads and rebel rhythm kings; that dragged Uncle Tom Cobbley and all bodily, screaming, into the '80s. Last year's Step Outside was their calling card; Wide Blue Yonder finds their muddy boot planted firmly inside the door.

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