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Godfathers of Pop: Luke Haines

David Burke, Classic Pop, November 2017

LUKE HAINES has fronted the Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder, released 13 albums under his own name, composed the soundtrack for Paul Tickell's movie, Christie Malry's Own Double Entry, penned a couple of acclaimed memoirs, Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part in Its Downfall and Post Everything, and been described by novelist John Niven as "the Travis Bickle of Britpop – he just couldn't take it anymore". He has just released Luke Haines is Alive and Well and Living in Buenos Aires: Heavy Frenz – The Solo Anthology 2001-2017 on Cherry Red Records.

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