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Dark Star: The Tragic Genius Of Skip Spence

Rob Hughes, Classic Rock, 23 January 2015

Moby Grape co-founder Skip Spence wrote his album Oar in a psychiatric ward after threatening his bandmates with an axe. Fifteen years after his death, artists still acknowledge his influence.

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