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Was (Not Was): Was (Not Was) (Ze ILPS 7015)

Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 4 July 1981

WAS (NOT WAS) are as good an example of post-Vietnam paranoia as you're going to get. While all around them are losing theirs, Was (Not Was) pin down the madness by participating, freaks on the dance floor, freaks in the street. What's operating here is two cool intelligences more than hip to all kinds of musical and political information who've got steady bouncing feet and a crazy sense of humour. Was (Not Was) make funk collages in which the only dependable is the beat and the bass.

Total word count of piece: 413


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