Gil Scott-Heron: At Brixton Academy
Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 1984
A VENUE FOR MUSIC less conducive and more forlorn and wretched than this superannuated Brixton corridor called The Academy is not lightly imaginable. You would suppose that the sizeable crowd a name like Gil Scott-Heron necessarily commands, an earnest part of London's squatter fraternity seemingly, might reasonably and with only minor incursion into profits justify the management providing adequate heating facilities on this bitterly cold March evening. Little surprise then that the odd spark generated from the stage fails to ignite the occasion as a whole.
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