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Bloodymindedness: The Birth of the Celibate Rifles

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The story of the Celibate Rifles starts in 1979. We're looking back at their gestation - in schools, surf clubs and garages on Sydney's Northern Beaches - and eventual birth.

As we take it up, our narrative stars a stark collection of individuals. Some of them were there fron the start, others came in later. 

Get The Picture: Pretty Thing Dick Taylor delves Down Under

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Dick Taylor, second from right, with the current Pretty Things. 

Pretty Things guitarist Dick Taylor is down the line from Tunbridge Wells in the UK, ensconced at his mother-in-law's house, where he's preparing for a band rehearsal and in fine spirits.