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Inspiral Carpets: Larger Than Life

Bruce Dessau, i-D, July 1990

Two years ago, Oldham's Inspiral Carpets were just about filling the Cricketers pub in South London. This spring, their album Life sold over 200,000 copies in two weeks. i-D followed them to Amsterdam and discovered a band that doesn't do things by halves.

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