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Union Jack: The British House Boom

Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 12 December 1987

If you thought House music was an imported irritation that would jack off as quickly as it came, your worst nightmare is about to become reality. From Bristol to Wakefield (and all points in between) the consumers are demanding their right to reply, gearing up to deluge the dancefloors with jack tracks of their own. SIMON WITTER surveys the homegrown scene and finds the spirit of punk reborn on Britain's dancefloors.

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