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Tom Verlaine: Words From the Front (Virgin)

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 29 May 1982

TOM VERLAINE is one of the last great rock musicians to come out of America; and the neglect he's suffered, after two brilliant records, is symptomatic of the exclusive disdain accorded to current American music. If you apply that prejudice to Words From The Front, then the conceit is yours.

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