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Nik Cohn: My Book is Rubbish but it’s the Best

Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, May 1972

"There is only one decent book that has ever been written on pop," said Nik Cohn from beneath his wide brimmed hat, "and that's Awopbopaloobopalopbamboom After assuring me that he was absolutely serious he added: "Even that's crap." However, he obviously feels that it's the best of a bad crop of literature on pop otherwise he wouldn't have written it.

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