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Paul Gambaccini: British Music "Pathetic"
25 July 2001 | 15:10:00 GMT/UTC

The broadcaster and pop expert has said that the British music scene is pathetic compared to that in AmericaPaul Gambaccini has said that the British music scene is pathetic compared to that in America.

The broadcaster and pop expert told the Independent newspaper, "The US scene is so much better than what the UK is doing. We've got so many more talented new artists. This country's artistic repertoire is pathetic." Speaking about the Mercury Music Prize shortlist, "Why isn't Craig David on the list? His is the most important British album of the year."

He blames the record companies, saying that they are more interested in profit and focusing on the singles charts. "The industry is going down the tubes."

Paul Gambaccini appeared on Radio One for eighteen years and currently presents a show on Radio Two. As well as broadcasting he has been co-author of The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and related titles.

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