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The Beach Boys: A California Saga — Part Two: Tales of Hawthorne

Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, 11 November 1971

There is the tale, told by an anonymous Beach Boy, about an outrageous instance of Brian Wilson's creative humor. Brian was about 18. The family was preparing to eat dinner. Brian got his father's plate, went to the bathroom, dropped his pants and squeezed a pretty good-sized shit onto it, brought it back and put it on his father's place. The father came in and blew his mind. A turd for dinner. "Who did this!" Carl, sensing impending disaster, started to cry. Brian, though, was laughing. His punishment was to crouch outside with his arms behind his back and eat with the dogs. This story will be denied in the following pages.

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