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Various Artists: Electric (Telstar)

Tim Clifford, Rock's Backpages, April 2002

THE OLDEST track on this 34-track compilation dates from 1974 – and Sparks’ 'This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both of Us' still sounds startling. But its heart is in the '80s, in particular with the, mostly English, bands who teased their hair into unfeasible styles and invented synthpop.

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