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Permanent Damage: Memoirs of an Outrageous Girl

Permanent Damage: Memoirs of an Outrageous Girl - Mercy Fontenot
(ISBN-13 : 978-1644281826)

Mercy Fontenot was a Zelig who grew up in the San Francisco Haight Ashbury scene, where she crossed paths with Charles Manson, went to the first Acid Test, and was friends with Jimi Hendrix (she was later in his movie Rainbow Bridge). She predicted the Altamont disaster when reading the Rolling Stones’ tarot cards at a party and left San Francisco for the climes of Los Angeles in 1967 when the Haight ‘lost its magic.’

Miss Mercy’s work in the GTOs, the Frank Zappa-produced all-female band, launched her into the pages of Rolling Stone in 1969. Her adventures saw her jumping out of a cake at Alice Cooper’s first record release party, while high on PCP, and had her travel to Memphis where she met Al Green and got a job working for the Bar-Kays. Along the way, she married and then divorced Shuggie Otis, before transitioning to punk rock and working with the Rockats and Gears. This is her story as she lived and saw it.

Written just prior to her death in 2020, Permanent Damage shows us the world of the 1960s and 1970s music scene through Mercy's eyes, as well as the fallout of that era―experiencing homelessness before sobering up and putting her life back together. Miss Mercy’s journey is a can’t miss for anyone who was there and can’t remember, or just wishes they’d been there.

Pic - Jack Kerouac

Pic - Jack Kerouac
(ISBN 13: 9780704331426)

In 1948, Pictorial Review Jackson, a ten-year-old black boy, and his brother, Slim, hitchhike from North Carolina to New York City, observing the strange life-styles of people they encounter

Piece Of My Heart: A Portrait of Janis Joplin - David Dalton

Piece Of My Heart: A Portrait of Janis Joplin - David Dalton (ISBN-10 : 0306804468)

In 1972, Stonehill Books published David Dalton's Janis, a multimedia extravaganza that incorporated interviews, quotes, photographs, lyrics, Rolling Stone Clippings, sheet music, a record of rapping and singing, and prose as wild and moving as Janis's performances.

Piece of My Heart is a reconstruction and revision of that early work - one of the first "rock'n' roll" books,leaving the prose and interviews intact, adding dozens of new photos, and incorporating a wealth of new material.

Here is the best possible portrait of the lonely teenager from Port Arthur, Texas, who took the blues farther than anyone before or since, offering revealing glimpses of her on the road,backstage with Jerry Lee Lewis, kidnapped in Kansas, partying with the Grateful Dead, the Band, Bonnie and Delaney, and with her own band, Big Brother and the Holding Company.

But Piece of My Heart goes beyond Janis's own story to provide us with a portrait of the Kosmic Blues themselves,the self destruction that lies at the heart of the rock' n' roll myth.

Pink Floyd : Another Brick - Miles

Pink Floyd : Another Brick - Miles
(ISBN-13 : 978-0711905214)

The Illustrated Pink Floyd Story. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

Pink Floyd - Miles

Pink Floyd - Miles
(ISBN 13: 9780860016410)

The first major book on Pink Floyd and still the nearest thing to an official illustrated biography on the legendary British group.


Pink Floyd Are Fogbound In Paris

Pink Floyd Are Fogbound In Paris - Ben Graham
(ISBN-13 : 978-1715017231)

With The Who, Pink Floyd and Ginger Baker announced as headliners, the Yorkshire Folk, Blues and Jazz Festival at Krumlin in Calderdale should have been one of the major events of 1970. But a freak storm on the Saturday night, plus an almost farcical series of misfortunes, turned it into one of the year's biggest disasters instead.

This 96-page chronicle of the run-up to the event and its unfolding, by music journalist Ben Graham, includes a foreword by co-organiser Brian Highley, plus vintage photos and memorabilia, including shots of performing acts such as the Groundhogs and Pentangle.

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains - Victoria Broackes, Anna Landreth Strong

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains - Victoria Broackes, Anna Landreth Strong
(ISBN-13 : 978-1851779161)

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains celebrates 50 years of one of the greatest bands of all time. Lavishly illustrated throughout with material from the band’s archive, including never-before-seen photographs, ephemera, and more, this book examines what makes Pink Floyd unique, from the mythology underpinning their output  to their musicianship, epic staging, and performance impact. With a photographic section devoted to the band’s 15 albums, the book explores the lasting Pink Floyd phenomenon.

Five essays address what has made Pink Floyd unique, and contextualize their continued impact.

Pink Floyd: The Complete Story

Pink Floyd: The Complete Story - Time Inc

Pink Floyd are one of the legendary bands that developed out of London's alternative rock secene in the mid 60's. Led originally by the incomparable Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd started life as purveyors of classic short psychedelic singles like Arnold Layne and See Emily Play. Unfortunately Syd Barrett quickly succumbed to Lsd and by 1968, with guitarist David Gilmour on board and Roger Waters, the groups bassist, taking over the main songwriting role, Pink Floyd started re-inventing themselves as a rock band that embraced elements of prog and psychedelia to create something quite unique.

In March 1973 they released their masterpiece, the Dark Side of the Moon, which became one of the most successful albums of all time. Combining vituoso playing with brilliant songs that described various stages of the human life, the Dark Side of the Moon was an artistic triumph. Even the artwork, created by Hipgnosis, was stunning. However, by the late 70's and the Wall album and tour, the inter-group relations were falling apart and after the release of the final Cut in 1983 Rogers left the group for a solo career. Whilst their golry years were behind them the remaining members released three critically acclaimed albums and toured to packed out stadium. In 2005 the group came together to play one re-union concert at Live 8 in Hyde Park for the final time. This guide covers all of the music Pink Floyd made and includes many brilliant and revealing interviews from the archives of the Nme & Melody Maker, to tell the complete story of this amazing band.

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - Legs McNeil

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk -
Legs McNeil
(ISBN-10 : 0349108803)

A contemporary classic, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk is the definitive oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Richard Hell, the Ramones, and scores of other punk figures lend their voices to this decisive account of that explosive era.

It is the number one best-selling Punk book of all time. It has been published in 12 languages and helped launch the oral history trend in music books.

If you are asking yourself why it's listed here it's because of the inclusion of a certain James Osterberg AKA Iggy plus anecdotal stuff on the MC5 and many other bands that bridged the gap between 60's Punk and what later became known as 'Punk' (Pooter)

The Politics of Ecstasy - Timothy Leary

The Politics of Ecstasy - Timothy Leary
(ISBN 13: 9780586080085)

Writings that sparkle with the psychedelic revolution. The Politics of Ecstasy is Timothy Leary's most provocative and influential exploration of human consciousness, written during the period from his Harvard days to the Summer of Love. Includes his early pronouncements on the psychedelic movement and his views on social and political ramifications of psychedelic and mystical experience.
Here is the outspoken Playboy interview revealing the sexual power of LSD-a statement that many believe played a key role in provoking Leary's incarceration by the authorities; an early outline of the neurological theory that became Leary's classic eight-circuit model of the human nervous system; an insightful exploration of the life and work of novelist Hermann Hesse; an effervescent dialogue with humorist Paul Krassner; and an impassioned defense of what Leary called "The Fifth Freedom"-the right to get high.

Post Office - Charles Bukowski

Post Office - Charles Bukowski (ISBN-13 : 978-0753518168)

Henry Chinaski is a lowlife loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial post office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks. Lurid, uncompromising and hilarious, Post Office is a landmark in American literature, and over 1 million copies have been sold worldwide.

A Potpourri of Melodies and Mayhem: Latin American and Canadian Rock, Pop, Beat, R&B, Folk, Garage, Psych and Prog 1963-1976

A Potpourri of Melodies and Mayhem: Latin American and Canadian Rock, Pop, Beat, R&B, Folk, Garage, Psych and Prog 1963-1976 - Vernon Joynson
(ISBN-13 : 978-1899855223)

This stunning encyclopedic guide covers in great detail rock, pop, beat, r'n'b, folk, garage, psych and prog and more from Latin America and Canada in the eras between 1963 and 1976. The guide contains detailed discographies, line-up data, bibliographies, comment on their music, compilation appearances, and an up-to-date rarity scale for all album releases between 1963 and 1976, for the artists' featured. The book is profusely illustrated throughout and includes 12-pages of full colour illustrations. There is nothing similar in print to this book, which contains all you should ever need to know about artists from these genres in Latin America and Canada between 1963 and 1976!

Psychedelia: 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums 1966-1970

Psychedelia: 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums 1966-1970 - Richard Morton Jack
(ISBN-13 : 978-1454921158)

As the 1960s progressed, a socially conscious counterculture emerged--one defined by rock and roll. Artists began to explore trippy new sounds, musicianship reached unsurpassable levels, and for a brief, glorious moment, audiences embraced the genuinely experimental. Never before or since were so many classic albums made in such a short time. From Cream's Disraeli Gears to the Zombies' OdesseyandOraclePsychedelia examines 101 of the era's most groundbreaking records. Contemporary reviews, rare photographs, new interviews, and a plethora of iconic images and reproductions of cover artwork make this a treasure no music fan should be without.

Psychedelia and Other Colours - Rob Chapman

Psychedelia and Other Colours - Rob Chapman
(ISBN-13 : 978-0571282005)

In the summer of 1965 the informal parties that Ken Kesey was holding at his house in Palo Alto California were about to evolve into what became known as the Acid Tests. These spontaneous anarchic gatherings spread their tentacles far and wide until an entire generation seemed to be under their spell. Fifty years on from the Merry Pranksters multimedia mayhem, acclaimed author Rob Chapman explores in crystalline detail the history, precedents and cultural impact of LSD, from the earliest experiments in painting with light and immersive environments to the thriving avant-garde scene that existed in San Francisco long before the Grateful Dead and the Fillmore Auditorium. In the UK, he documents an entirely different history, and one that has never been told before. It has its roots in fairy tales and fairgrounds, the music hall and the dead of Flanders fields, in the Festival of Britain and that peculiarly British strand of surrealism that culminated in the Magical Mystery Tour.

Sitars and Sergeant Pepper, surfadelica and the Soft Machine, light shows and love-ins - the mind-expanding effects of acid were to redefine popular culture as we know it. It's a story that you think you know, but no one has laid out the narrative quite like this before. Chapman documents psychedelia's utopian reverberations - and the dark side of its moon - in a shimmering day-glo portrait where the sublime, the sinister and the just plain silly co-exist in imperfect harmony.

Psychedelic Psounds: Interviews from A to Z with 60's Psychedelic and Garage Bands

Psychedelic Psounds: Interviews from A to Z with 60's Psychedelic and Garage Bands - Allan Vorda
(ISBN 13: 9780951287590)


Interviews from A to Z with 60s Psychedelic and Garage Bands.