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Top of the Polls with Twin Guitars

Simon Frith, Let It Rock, May 1973

ROCK WRITERS have a thing about genealogy. I don’t know who’s fault it is but I’m always reading about second generation bands and third generation singer-songwriters. I don’t think rock’s history is neat enough for this sort of pedigree tracing and I’ve never liked the analogy, but talking to Wishbone Ash’s guitarists — Andy Powell and Ted Turner — I kept thinking about it. I mean, they aren’t just slight and fragile like other rock stars, they’re young. As they recounted their career they were always three or four years behind me.

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