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Fine Young Cannibals: Leadmill, Sheffield

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 13 December 2002

IN 1999, ROLAND Gift told The Guardian: "I'd rather shovel shit than live off my past." Three years on, as the lost soul singer reactivates Fine Young Cannibals, the stage equipment doesn't include a shovel. At least half the set consists of songs written since the band's demise and, although there are hits aplenty, this is anything but mere nostalgia.

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