Randy Winburn

When Randy Winburn's phone rang one evening a little past midnight, the 33-year-old A.D. for the hit-com Diff'rent Strokes couldn't have known that his stalled recording career had placed the call. Recently spurned by his Runaways, Kim Fowley was on the rebound, sifting around in his ever-growing haystack of unsolicited demo tapes for the next needle. What he heard on Randy Winburn's hime 4-tracked reel was an unkempt Pet Sounds, mangy and missing a little corner of its ear.

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