The Sound-Sweep  

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"The Sound-Sweep" is a short story by J.G. Ballard in which the title character, a mute boy vacuuming up stray music in a world without it, comes upon an opera singer hiding in a sewer. Trevor Horn has said that his lyrics of "Video Killed the Radio Star" were inspired the story.

It was first published in Science Fantasy, Volume 13, Number 39, February 1960 and was reprinted in the collection, The Four-Dimensional Nightmare.

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