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Joe Ely: The Venue, London

Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 8 March 1980

THEY BOP, they hop, they bounce like rampaging 'roos. They sing songs bearing titles as profound as 'She's My Baby, She's My Girl' and 'Do I Love You Baby, Do I?'. They come from Manchester, they're known as The Trend and tonight is their big night – showcase at the Branson Palais. So they try hard to impress.

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