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London: Ditty Old Town

Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 22 May 1993

From The Kinks to Carter, Bowie to Blur, the Small Faces to Suede, British pop groups have eulogised, mythologised, criticised, glamorised, immortalised, romanticised and agonised over good old London town. STEPHEN DALTON says let me take you by the band and lead you through the streets of the grim, grimy city to find the mythic citadel wished into existence by rock's suburban dreamers...

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