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Tracey Thorn’s homage to suburban adolescence

The Everything But the Girl singer's comic take on the clothes she didn't wear and the boys she never went out with

Tracey Thorn in 1990 ©EMPICS

Tracey Thorn in 1990 ©EMPICS

Tracey Thorn, the singer-songwriter and one half of the band Everything But the Girl, now feels like she lives a conventional middle-class life in north London, with her three children and partner of over 30 years. Even this apparently settled life doesn’t stop her father commenting: “Oh, Tracey. She’s from another planet.” We shouldn’t be surprised. After reading Thorn’s first memoir Bedsit Disco Queen, he said “I never knew Tracey was so into music”—this about a woman who has…

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