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Can: Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 18 December 1976

IN ONE OF the most glorious cases of mismatching ever seen on a British stage, Can are preceded tonight by an agonisingly kitsch comedy jug-band called Brownsville Banned, whose act is approximately as subtle as the pun in their name: bum-flashes, smutty postcard humour, etc., the sort of debacle which makes you realise just how good the Bonzos were.

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