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I Just Wasn't Made For These Times: Brian Wilson and the Making of Pet Sounds (The Vinyl Frontier)

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  • ISBN: 9781903318577
  • Publication date: 28 Aug 2003
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  • Imprint: Spruce
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Chuck D
Authors:
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Brian Clegg
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