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Average White Band: Marquee, London

Martin Hayman, Sounds, 3 March 1973

THE AVERAGE White Band work in a very narrow well-defined area of music, but within that context they excel. Their music is tough and funky all the way and uses many of the tricks of James Brown's Famous Flames — the insistent bumping bass, the spiky guitar fills, the cliff-hanging drum breaks, the dramatic saxophone sortie.

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