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The Ghost of Roland Barthes is Suitably Perplexed: NME in the Post-Punk Era

Pat Long, Portico Books, March 2012

NOTE: In this excerpt from his History of the NME, published in the UK by Portico, Pat Long chronicles the decline of the world's top rock weekly in the post-punk, postmodern era of Paul Morley, Ian Penman and "the New Pop".


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