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Sham 69: Don't Follow Leaders

Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 12 November 1977

JIMMY PURSEY bursts upon you. He is a natural. A natural natural. Distortion in the media can colour reputations wrongly, especially the reputation of fulsome extroverts such as Pursey. A falseness can be created which, if it doesn't exactly ruin can bruise. Writers' attitudes wash over mass-readership and get taken at face-value as truth. Papers feed out segments of self-information that can create harmful images that are reluctant to melt.

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