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Andy Gill, New Musical Express, 11 February 1978

IT WAS pointed out, some while ago, that a large number of punk outfits preface their name with the definite article, as compared with the previous generation of bands, who preferred, in general, to leave their monikers unanchored, floating in some mystical, many-adjectived (and usually coloured) ether.

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