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In Paris last weekend I visited a painfully cool clothes shop near Bastille where the staff positively ached from the Repetitive Strain Injury of posturing with such a heavy load of laid-back attitude. It was almost as if a sale would violate the sanctity of their poses. So I didn't trouble them. But with studious post-modern detachment they were playing "There's a Place". Something about the infinite resonance of the Beatles means those three simple words frighten up a whole bitter-sweet world of memory and loss.

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If Carl Barat still awaits his prodigal compadre's meek return home, he had better find a good book to read. On this showing, Pete Doherty's new band are ready to step up from cult oddity to mainstream attraction.

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