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Lora Logic

June

1982

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REMEMBER LORA Logic?

While still school-going she wailed a raucous saxophone in the original configuration of thrash-with-brains early punk heroes X-Ray Spex.

Later she pledged allegiance to the fledging Rough Trade label with her own band Essential Logic. Lora sang and blew at the front of a large-ish line-up. But in retrospect Essential Logic were an over ambitious operation and hindered by the perpetual yet unfruitful search for the ‘right' guitarist. They never realised their full potential.

With Essential going Terminal, Lora all but disappeared until very recently when she re-emerged with a 'solo' album. A tightly funk flavoured curio and a trifle inconsequential at first hearing but give it the benefit of further spins and the platter unfolds a sweet selection of discreet delights. It is called, with concise aptness and a little young pup playfulness, 'Pedigree Charm’.

“It's the first record I've made that I'm happy with. But I didn't know it was coming out. It's about a year overdue,” admits Lora on a sunny afternoon sitting on some Covent Garden steps.

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