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Brain Wilson: Endless Bummer

Paul Lester, Uncut, June 1998

"HI, I'M BRIAN WILSON." You do not expect this. You do not expect the head of America's most important ever rock band to have to tell you his name. In a crowded party full of Sixties legends, maybe. But not here, not in his own home. Especially when the only two people within eyeshot are Gloria the Mexican maid – who helps look after the pink and white faux-Mediterranean mansion, situated deep within a gate-guarded community off Mulholland Drive (zip code: Beverly Hills, 90210) – and Wilson himself.

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