Magazine article New Internationalist

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast

Magazine article New Internationalist

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast

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Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast

by Cornershop (Ample Play CD AMPLACD02)

Until Cornershop came along in 1991, mainstream British rock and pop had never been that welcoming to the new Asian sounds emanating from immigrant communities nationwide. There were exceptions, but the pressure on musicians not to wander into new sonic communities was always there. Cornershop broke this apart. With their roots in indie rock as much as dance music, reggae and the odd bit of Punjabi pop, Tjinder Singh and Ben Avery have come to music with their ears wide open and the volume cranked up.

And to dispel any doubts, the opening 'Who Fingered Rock 'n' Roll?' is so gloriously overblown that it's almost a pastiche. Guitars blast, synthesizers go mad and a group of gospel harmonizers strain for the heavens as sitar strings twang. …

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