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Simply Red: Hammersmith Palais, London

Helen Fitzgerald, Melody Maker, 30 November 1985

AND SO the controversy continues. Inflammatory statements rage about our ears as the Mancunian soul-revivalists stand their ground and weather the cries of derision that dog their every move — black plus white equals grey, or "beige" as Julie Burchill so caustically observed.

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