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UB40: The Russell Club, Manchester

Mick Middles, Sounds, 19 April 1980

HOPEFULLY, UB40 will help English reggae slip sneakily back into its true direction. The effects of the past 12 months of 2 Toned overkill are beginning to tell on us all. We must be grateful for the live action but certainly not for those albums packed with clean, neat sounding re-writes that couldn't and wouldn't stray outside of their expected fashion traps. Frankly, we've been skarred to death.

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