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Associates Uncovered!

Betty Page, Noise!, 5 August 1982

JUST LIKE the naked truth of the new Associates single sleeve, Billy McKenzie feels that he's currently over exposed. Although it was obviously quite an achievement to have pinned him down, Billy admitted he'd rather leave the gift of the gab to his fellow Associates on this occasion. "It's not fair that the others don't get the chance to talk as much as I do," he whispered later in my shell-like, "just 'cos I'm the singer, I get the limelight." As if it were that simple... Not that a mere Noise-style grilling would chip away at the man's enigma, but Mr McK contented himself with a friendly greeting and a pixie-like grin before resuming his studio work and opening another mound of fan mail.

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