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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: The Venue, London

Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 14 April 1984

THE MOST simple consideration of live performance throws up two basic types; those shows that define musical experience, are the quintessential medium for the music question, and those that take a secondary position behind the finished work of the recording studio, that at best can only emulate a sound already laid onto plastic.

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