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The Motors: The Virgin Years

Album Review

Pub rockers at their peak.

Had The Motors formed in, say, Memphis, rather than the London suburbs, you’d imagine they’d be taken a little more seriously by the power-pop anoraks. As it is, thanks to radio perennial Airport, they’re remembered as archetypal one-hit wonders. A shame, as this four-disc, 52-track compilation (including a 20-page booklet) proves they were actually a gritty little R&B band.

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