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Lush: Spooky

David Cavanagh, Select, February 1992

HOW ON EARTH would you explain Lush's sound to aliens from another planet? Well, realistically, of course you wouldn't. You'd run away shouting "Aliens! Aliens!" and screaming for a policeman. But say we were talking metaphorically. Lush's sound. And you're not allowed to use the word "ethereal". you're certainly not allowed to use the word "gossamer" and if you use the word "shards" a large family in shell suits will come and camp on your doorstep telling you round the clock what a marvellous all round entertainer Freddie Mercury was.

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