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The Prehistory of Blur: 'We Were Very... Purple'

Stuart Maconie, Q, April 1999

A mohican, Artaud, pyjama bottoms, The Cardiacs, sackings, Pernod, dressing up as the Ayatollah Khomeini: all of this and more in the story of Blur before they were Blur. Your historian: Stuart Maconie.

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