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david anderle’s won-won-wonderfully weird portrait of brian wilson

THINGS WERE GETTING WEIRD in Brian Wilson’s world when he met David An­derle. By the third quarter of 1966, many sig­nif­i­cant changes had taken place in his life and his sur­round­ings. PET SOUNDS and Good Vi­bra­tions and the SMiLE ses­sions that everyone in Los An­geles seemed to know about had brought a very dif­ferent kind of at­ten­tion to Brian that pre­vious Beach Boys records had not. [Continue reading]

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God damn the pusher man

THOSE OF US OLD ENOUGH to have at least wit­nessed “the Sixties”—even if only as teenagers watching it happen all around us—remember that there was a time when the terms “dealer” and “pusher” were NOT syn­ony­mous. A dealer sold only “good” drugs—“head drugs”—like mar­i­juana, hash, and the oc­ca­sional psy­che­delic (mostly LSD). [Continue reading]

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the return of max frost and the troopers (is this part 6 of the pseudo-psychedelic chad & jeremy essay?)

THIS ARTICLE IS AN ADDITION to the five part essay on the pseudo-psychedelic record­ings of Chad & Je­remy from 1967-68. Please read those first and then this will make more sense. A note of in­terest to the real diehard Chad & Je­remy col­lec­tors: the ver­sion of Paxton Quigley’s Had The Course that ac­tu­ally ap­pears on the sound­track album THREE IN THE ATTIC was recorded by ses­sion mu­si­cians and cred­ited to Max Frost and The Troopers. [Continue reading]