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Everyone knows that a reviewer gets no points for difficulty in skewering the Sex Pistols’ reunion tour; the only acclaim can come for a truly cutting, clever, and concise verbal performance. Which Glenn Dixon delivers most excellently in the 8/16 Washington City Paper (“Back to School for Scandal”). The opening of his review (“In the two decades since the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, God has preserved Elizabeth Windsor rather nicely. The Sex Pistols, however, are another matter”) is a masterpiece of insight and understatement.

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