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999: Paradiso, Amsterdam

Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 18 February 1978

999 ARE A heavy-pop quartet signed favourably to United Artists. They are, in effect, on the verge of some kind of breakthrough. A likeable bunch of characters – nothing too awesome – they've a solid repertoire of hard, slamming standards, and, most noticeably, a worthy emerging talent for introducing swooping, melodic overtones to their originally limited one dimension punk-chunks.

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