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Damon Albarn: The Great Escape

Andrew Purcell, The Independent, 12 April 2008

THERE ARE GHOSTS at the Apollo. Bobby Byrd holds his master's cape, the amateur night regulars bawl and shimmy, and Fats Gonder asks: "Are you ready for Star Time?" But the hardest-working man in show business doesn't hear him. Damon Albarn is listening to the voice of a man who has witnessed the apocalypse. It's the voice of Dennis Hopper, and he can't remember his lines. 

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