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UK New Wave

Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, October 1977

IT MAY COME as a bit of a shock, especially if you were just getting used to the idea, but Britain's new wave movement is over. Fini. Kaput. Although it has unalterably changed the course of rock music, the movement that was created in the British rock press has died partly through the sensationalist coverage given it in the regular journals of our day. Because of a variety of internal contradictions and external oppositions, this unique and wondrous era has ended.

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