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Peter Hammill: The Love Songs

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1 September 1984

PETER HAMMILL is one of our stranger voyagers. Alone at a piano last month, he put most of the music we cover to shame. He played. He piled himself into songs so violently vulgar I almost blushed. In one hour and a half, he shocked me, one-on-one, into some semblance of identification. No more groups, then, no more team spectacles. "Work is ecstacy".

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