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Ah, the sublime frailty of ‘Music When The Lights Go Out’, one of rock’s most fragile and beautiful concoctions! How it sort-of-almost makes up for the fact that smack and crack had collaborated to blow P-Do’s larynx out of his arse, making him sound like a pissed Old Man Steptoe next to Carl Barât’s suave lothario tones.

Or that he had to have all his guitars played for him because he could barely drag his crack-encrusted unlovely bones to the studio most days. “Have we enough to keep it together?” queried the boys on hit single ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’. Er…

 

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