Taken from Pseuds Corner of Private Eye No. 1376
It's said that in the early 1970's, the first Premier of the People's Republic of China, Chou En Lai, upon being asked to assess the impact of the French revolution almost two centuries earlier, replied: 'It's too soon to tell.' I have similar reservations about the New U2 album, Songs of Innocence.
BARRY EGAN, Irish Independent
Another criticism of Private Eye's submissions to 'Pseuds Corner', because I find Chou En Lai's words quite interesting in the historo-cultural-political sense, and Egan's doubts on the work we are receiving from ageing popsters worth seeing, and/or witty.