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Nan-archy in the UK

Nan-archy in the UK
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Call it 'nan-archy': the anarchy of rock'n'roll grafted onto the spirit of the nanny state.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers bounce and rave pleasingly in front of a huge rolling message board which instructs us to recycle our old mobiles, not to wash our towels too often, and to 'rethink' how we bring our shopping home. There was a time when some members of this band struggled to live more than a day at a time. Now their horizons stretch beyond rehab and they tell us how to live the rest of our lives. Yes, it's Nan-archy in the UK.