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Barry Melton: The Tale of a Fish

Andy Childs, ZigZag, March 1976

STRANGE AS IT MAY seem to all of you who may imagine me as a contemporary of [Pete] Frame and [John] Tobler, when the early strains of the much-vaunted 'San Francisco Sound' began to reach these shores, I was still an innocent, youthful specimen, valiantly trying to pass my exams at school, and to all intents and purposes, totally unaware of the cultural halocaust that was to alter the course of my life so drastically. Little did I know that rock music would soon grip me with such feverish enthusiasm and that I would be thrown headlong on a collision course with a world full of strange, eccentric people, outrageous habits and customs, and esoteric and abnormal behaviour of every description.

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