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Van Morrison: Belfast to Belfast

Peter Silverton, Trouser Press, July 1979

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO imagine someone further removed than Van Morrison from looking like a pop star or even a rock'n'roll artiste. It's not even like, say, Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider whose futurist filing clerk looks have created a warpo image of his own. He just – for whatever reasons – refuses to have any part of the whole thing. Instead, Van presents himself with such utter anonymity that offstage he looks like a moderately successful Irish pig farmer, while onstage...

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