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Denim: 100 Club, London

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 18 February 1997

THE RELATIONSHIP of Denim's Lawrence to the music industry was sado-masochistic from the start. In the Eighties, he put out an album a year with Felt, but never had a hit. Frustrated, he escaped to New York and hatched a new band. Denim appeared in 1992, praising the plastic sound of Seventies pop. Their debut, Back in Denim, was some sort of classic, half litany of Seventies trash, half rant against everyone else's taste. No one bought it. It seemed obvious that the band was a one-off, a novelty.

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