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Steve Hopkins: Mercurian Man

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 9 January 1982

AT THIS CRUCIAL moment in pop history, when everyone seems to be telling you that the ultimate cream of pop-soul is The Human League's slight and squeamish 'Don't You Want Me' or ABC's stuffy, pretentious 'Tears Are Not Enough', there's something you should know about.

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