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Tom Foolery: Tom Verlaine

Max Bell, The Face, July 1984

CAN IT REALLY be ten years now since we first heard about Television and the infamous New York scene of 1974? Those days, laughingly referred to as some sort of new wave then, seem pretty old hat now. Richard Hell has disappeared into self-imposed obscurity, Blondie are in disarray, badly affected by Chris Stein's prolonged illness, the Ramones have long crossed the threshold from parody to cabaret.

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