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Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Clash and Matumbi: A Concert for the People of Kampuchea

Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 5 January 1980

It could only be cold comfort to them, but this isn’t the first time rock ‘n’ roll has played a distant part in the lives of the people of Cambodia, as it was called then. Let’s hope it’s the last time it has to close ranks against such madness.

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