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Professor Dewey

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Good news: The prestigious Library of America is publishing a volume called Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop that includes Jules Siegel's famous article about Brian and Smile, as well as something from Paul Williams's book Outlaw Blues (Brian was one of his favorite topics).

Brian didn't get a mention in the blurb they've got on their site, but you can't have everything.

https://www.loa.org/books/544-shake-it-up-great-american-writing-on-rock-and-pop-from-elvis-to-jay-z

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dancai

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Good news: The prestigious Library of America is publishing a volume called Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop that includes Jules Siegel's famous article about Brian and Smile, as well as something from Paul Williams's book Outlaw Blues (Brian was one of his favorite topics).

Brian didn't get a mention in the blurb they've got on their site, but you can't have everything.

https://www.loa.org/books/544-shake-it-up-great-american-writing-on-rock-and-pop-from-elvis-to-jay-z



I'm happy about that.  Siegel's article deserves a permanent home.  Paul Williams's pieces consist largely of a couple of interviews he did with David Anderle, the executive in charge of the original Brother Records label and closely associated with the Beach Boys' Smile project at that time.

(Not long ago, I was saddened to learn of Siegel's death.  So it goes.)

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Lee Marshall

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Didn't that Paul Williams piece also run in Crawdaddy Magazine?  Thanks to David Anderle it really opened up my eyes.  Suddenly Murry ceased to be the only villain...and not even the most prominent one.  These bits, at least in terms of timing, and 'gettin' 'it' from the horses mouth, feature degrees of authenticity which recollection likely couldn't, can't and don't duplicate.
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Larry Franz

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Lee -- According to my dusty paperback copy of "Outlaw Blues" ($1.75 in the US and $2.10 in Canada), it ran in two issues. The first part in November 67. The second part in March/April 68.

This site has the second part, but not the first.

http://www.vistaservices.com/crawdaddy/

NO, THAT'S NOT TRUE. The first part of the article is in the March/April 68 issue. How confusing. The second part is in May 68. Both are available at the archives site.
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Larry Franz

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The March/April 68 issue also has "A Celebration of Wild Honey", which talks about "Smile" too.

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Al Forsyth

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Thanks Larry!  But finding it is a bear in the download.  I read it - many moons ago - but would like to read it again.  Who did Lester Bangs write for? 
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Larry Franz

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Hi Al

Lester Bangs definitely wrote for Creem magazine. I think he also wrote for Rolling Stone and no doubt others.

I've uploaded every page of the Crawdaddy article. It turns out there were three parts, not two. I couldn't sort them the way I wanted, so you just have to find pages from the March issue, then the pages from May and finally the pages from June. I left a few advertisements in, including one for Van Dyke Parks.

This link should work:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-qgiLa2iio0cGttbXdCSTR4MlE?usp=sharing

Have fun!


PS -- You might want to download each page to your computer and then zoom in to read it. I couldn't figure out how to zoom in on the pages up in Google's cloud.

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bonnie bella

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Worth reading.  And thanks for pointing out the missing part.
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Debbie KL

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I had all of these magazines/articles, and I gave them to a very responsible collector/archivist, so I'm certain they are in good hands, so should be accessible at some time...we'll see from whom and where, but I trust him to put them out through someone reliable.
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