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"It Isn't Even a Record": Big Star's 'Stroke It, Noel' and Sister Lovers

Mark Rozzo, Oxford American, 2006

ONE CHILL November evening several years ago, I found myself camped around a driftwood fire on the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis, watching the barges float by and passing a beat-up nylon-string guitar – and, if memory serves, a bottle of Jim Beam – back and forth with a couple of English art-school dudes.

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