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Phoenix: Mean Fiddler 2, London

Etienne Petit, Rock's Backpages, 25 January 2001

WOULD LONDON BE rocking tonight to Phoenix if they weren’t French? I ask only as a fellow countryman of this very fine group. If Thomas Mars and his friends did not look like students out of a Leos Carax film, would the Mean Fiddler 2 on the Charing Cross Road be packed with sweating trendy Anglaises pumping their fists to ‘Funky Squaredance’ and holding up cigarette lighters to ‘Honeymoon’?

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