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Neneh Cherry: Mother Superior

Mark Cooper, Q, December 1989

OUTSIDE NENEH CHERRY'S modest terraced house in West London's Kensal Green, four bursting rubbish sacks jostle for attention by the front door. Round the back, trains pass constantly beneath the embankment overlooked by the kitchen window. Ladbroke Grove's idiosyncratic mixture of Bohemia and frontline is only a mile away but Ms Cherry's home patch is more like an update on The Lavender Hill Mob.

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