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NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

“Boy Ge­orge is an Andy Warhol 15minute won­der, Madonna is a hel­luva lot of belly but­ton, and Frankie Goes to Hol­ly­wood, with that thir­drate Guer­nica on the cover, is pure provin­cial­ism try­ing to be arty.” – about the top of the pops “Lo­cal pol­i­tics is the stuff in the mid­dle – the miss­ing links be­tween two prob­lems, one that’s too big for you and one that is too small and un­wor­thy. Some­thing a lit­tle big­ger than your bath­room and some­thing more man­age­able than for­eign pol­icy.” – about lo­cal pol­i­tics “It’s bor­ing – a drunk­ard’s dream, a rich man’s Hol­i­day Inn on a Satur­day night.” – about Sade’s Prom­ise al­bum, which spawned two top-20 sin­gles and sold 4 mil­lion copies “While the war in East Ti­mor is cer­tainly a ma­jor hu­man dis­as­ter, it is also a supreme mys­tery: why has it got­ten so lit­tle at­ten­tion in the press?” – about a con­flict only NOW seemed to be pay­ing at­ten­tion to “They’re from the Bri­tish whiny school of synth com­plain­ers, fea­tur­ing weak, tech­ni­cally beefed-up vo­cals. But it’s still a very good al­bum.” – about Tears for Fears’ Songs From The Big Chair “In re­cent years, Mick Jag­ger and his pals in the Rolling Stones have made enough bad mu­sic, bad videos and bad de­ci­sions to poi­son a bus­load of ca­reers.” – start of a re­view of Mick Jag­ger’s solo disc She’s The Boss “It’s bad, all right, but ter­ri­ble with such an earnest ded­i­cated solem­nity that it’s like hav­ing some­one drop sand­bags on your head ev­ery 10 min­utes.” – about King David with Richard Gere

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