If you're a fan, you'll remember this...no CD bonus tracks, no commercialisation, extremely little radio play, videos (This Charming Man/The Boy...) made because of Rough Trade/US pressure, others (The Jarman trilogy) made despite their pressure. And still they managed so many Top 10's, doing so despite the ridicule of fools like R1 and Smashy and Nicey, despite the poor distribution of Rough Trade and despite the fact that they fought video as advertising resolutely and, with the Jarman film, became one of the first to see it could be a medium with artistic integrity. The TOTP footage is class - they look what they were, the awkward, unwanted kids reluctantly invited to the party because they were too clever and wouldn't sell out - and worthy because it's the only footage there is anywhere. A historical document.
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