Please buy this goddamn CD...
...or else I shall be forced to gleefully destroy it. There is no bloody way anyone in our household would have bought this tripe. Don't know how it got here in the first place!
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Location:Balcombe, West Sussex
Country:GB
Price:0.99 GBP
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Goodbye Glam Rock!
I am saying goodbye to my Glam Rock heros:
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Location:Balcombe, West Sussex
Country:GB
Price:0.99 GBP
Bids:1
Listing:Completed

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