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A MAN COULD GET LOSTJon Young explains Brit synth-popsters Soft Cell and Yaz(oo) to US readers (Trouser Press, 1983). Plus Jon discusses Bigger and Deffer with hip hop icon LL Cool J (Creem, 1987) and hears about Mariah Carey's "very good" 1992 (Musician,1993)…

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