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Plastic People: Passion Play; Egon Bondy's Happy Hearts Club Banned

Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 27 September 1980

THE RECENT correspondent to Gasbag who used Czechoslovakia's Plastic People as a stick with which to beat NME's supposed ignorance of domestic repression was himself guilty of the sin of viewing them in purely political terms, and ignoring their musical worth.

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