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SHEER EFFRONTERY — John McCready meets guerrilla pranksters Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty of the KLF (The Face, 1990) and Terry Staunton visits Mu Mu Land with KLF guest star Tammy Wynette (NME, 1992). Plus Record Mirror's Mark Cooper meets Teardrops/Bunnymen manager Drummond back in 1982...

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GOING WITH THE FLOMelody Maker veteran Helen Fitzgerald (snapped with her pal Florence Nightingale) is nauseated by Wham! at the Lyceum (1983), meets the pre-Shack Michael Head of the Pale Fountains and relaxes in Montreux with Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

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