The satellite towns ringing a major city like the Rings Of Saturn. Especially prevalent in the UK - all the large Northern cities (Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds) have a sprawling conglomeration of smaller towns and cities around them, which get lumped in with their mother city for censuses, regional stereotypes and sports teams.

London has the largest commuter belt, an endless litany of soul-less, ugly, nowhere towns full of beer boys, slapper and urban drudgery.

With the collapse of Britain's industrial centres, the cities themselves are all redeveloped and lovely. If you want a dictionary definition of Hell, then visit Romford, Staines or Crawley.

For musical clues, listen to Ghost Town by The Specials or Town Called Malice by The Jam.

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