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HERE COMES YOUR BANDSimon Reynolds welcomes the "disfigurement and degradation" of the Pixies (Melody Maker, 1988) and Mark Kemp discusses David Bowie and other issues with Black Francis and pals (Option, 1991). Plus guitarist Joey Santiago recalls joining the band in 1986 and leaving in 1993…

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WORDS UP — The NME's Simon Witter (right) talks Afro-Futurist Funk with Cameo's Larry Blackmon (1985) and Zapp's Roger Troutman (1986)... before going in search of the Sunrise III warehouse rave in 1988.

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