British Rockers Trot Out the Flag
Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 5 September 1993
LONDON — In rock-and-roll just as in politics, the United States and England have a special relationship. Together, they have dominated global pop. Over the decades, rock's centre of gravity has shifted back and forth between each nation. In the '60s it passed from swinging London to San Francisco, in the '70s from Southern California's soft rock to British punk. The rest of the planet has never had much of a look-in.
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