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Meet Mr. Hip, Mitchell Froom, the Man of a Thousand Mixes

Alan di Perna, Musician, November 1988

"WITH ALBUMS, you can't just play it straight on every track. If a song wants to be a hit, if it seems like — done in its best possible way — it could be a hit, that's great. You can play it straight. But if a song wants to step out and be a bit risky or different, what's the point of trying to make it something it's not?"

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