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The Beatles: Silly Charlie and the Not-So-Red-Hot Pepper

Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 25 May 1974

Will Ringo get the mums? Can George hold the mystics? Who was the Walrus? Is Charles Shaar Murray a loony? Only the last question need concern you here. Murray, y'see, has been listening again to Sgt, Pepper and is here to argue that the much-acclaimed, masterwork of the '60's was not only one of the most overblown successes in the history of rock, but one which might have perverted the course of the whole evolution of the genre. Despite the Murray view, however, there's gonna be no keeping Pepper out of anybody's listings of the Great Albums Of Our Time

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