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Alexander Spence: Oar; Various Artists: More Oar

Richard Gehr, Village Voice, 3 August 1999

IF EVERY Sgt. Pepper's begets its Satanic Majesties Request, and every Woodstock its Woodstock '99, Alexander "Skip" Spence's post-Bellevue Oar, first released in 1969, resembles a dark, delayed reaction to Brian Wilson's fuzzy-wuzzy 1966 nervous-breakdown aftermath Pet Sounds.

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