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Cockney Rebel: The Human Menagerie (EMI)

Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 26 January 1974

JUDGING FROM the mass of press coverage that Cockney Rebel are currently grabbing for themselves, it would appear that their verbose frontman Steve Harley is suffering from a chronic dose of verbal diarrhoea. Worse still, their debut album reveals an almost total lack of direction to substantiate these over inflated claims.

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