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Epic Affirmation: U2 and Big Country

Barney Hoskyns, New Statesman, 9 November 1984

WITH ALL THE hype of chart pop proving more contagious that ever, what chance does the passionate old dream of rock now stand? If Jon Savage is right that what is being celebrated in most successful pop today is, simply, success itself, then what chance commitment?

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