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Proof that “Death and the Maiden”‘s “Verlaine, Verlaine/Verlaine, Verlaine…” chorus is perfect and immortal: It was stolen by…Rebecca Gates. Yeah, well, these hyperkinetic Kiwis still did Symbolism better than just about anyone else in rock, and no Sub Pop recording artist can ruin that. —Leonard Roberge