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WE BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Music A truly festive Outing With Annie Christian, Astrid (pictured). The Silver Pill. ballboy and Post Diluvian playing sets including their faVOurite Christmas songs. Punked-up renditions of ‘Silent Night' guaranteed. See review. next issue. Bongo Club, Edinburgh.

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