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Linton Kwesi Johnson: Wardrobe, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 23 March 2001

IT'S 26 years since Linton Kwesi Johnson became the world's first and foremost dub poet with the single 'Dread Beat An' Blood'. For this rare appearance, the beat remains at home, as Linton is touring with nothing but the words and indignation with which his career began. It has been said that Linton, approaching 50, has mellowed. In under an hour, he disproves that view.

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