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The History of the Grateful Dead

Andy Childs, ZigZag, October 1973

"weird, black satanic weird, white archangel weird. As weird as any thing you can imagine, like some horror comic monster who, besides being green and slimy, happens also to have seven different heads, 190 IQ, countless decibels of liquid fire noise communication, and is coming right down to where you are to gobble you up. But if you can dig the monster, bammo, he's a giant puppy to play with."

— Michael Lydon, Rolling Stone

Total word count of piece: 18245

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