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Blotting Up The Tears: The Ink Spots as avatars of indie

Tim Footman, Tangents, 2001

DON ESTELLE WAS in the identity parade on Never Mind The Buzzcocks the other evening. Leaving aside the leap of imagination required to contemplate that Phill Jupitus wouldn't recognise this stalwart of '70s so-bad-it's-good-ism – put it this way, the others had to identify one of the ones who aren't dead in the Ruts – they showed a clip of Don's version of 'Whispering Grass' with Windsor 'You Is A Bunch Of Poofs' Davies.

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