Ray Lowry was a fantastic cartoonist who started out working for the hippie underground press and moved on to publications like the Guardian, the NME and The Face. Here his satire is perfectly tailored to City Fun's regionalism and its anti-elitist politics, mocking the perceived pretentiousness of the London-based music press, certain post-punk bands and their questionable political commitments. As someone who'd lived through countercultural rock, he'd seen this turn to obscurity before and knew that it boded ill for hopes of a radical but populist popular music.
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