The Old Grey Whistle Test: Volume 3

Another random trawl through the Whistle Test archives proves perhaps just too random—it's unlikely fans of Half Man Half Biscuit (their 1986 TV debut) or The Jam ('78's "'A' Bomb...") will be tempted by strange bedfellows like Supertramp and Chris Rea. So something for everyone but far too diverse a range to fully satisfy any camp.

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Another random trawl through the Whistle Test archives proves perhaps just too random?it’s unlikely fans of Half Man Half Biscuit (their 1986 TV debut) or The Jam (’78’s “‘A’ Bomb…”) will be tempted by strange bedfellows like Supertramp and Chris Rea. So something for everyone but far too diverse a range to fully satisfy any camp.

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