MR BLUE -
Memoirs Of A Renegade
by Edward Bunker
(No Exit Press/ http://www.noexit.co.uk/)
Bunker's life is beyond the imaginings of most fiction writers. He was
born in Hollywood, California, the son of a stagehand and Busby
Berkeley chorus girl, whose early divorce propelled him into a series
of boarding homes and military schools. From the age of five he
repeatedly ran away, roaming the city streets at night. A proud
character, combined with an IQ of 152, resulted in a series of
altercations with the authorities. He became the youngest ever inmate
of San Quentin at the age of seventeen, and there he learned survival
skills and faced down the toughest prisoners in the system. He was
befriended by Mrs Louise Wallis, a former star of the silent screen and
wife of movie mogul, Hal Wallis, who produced films starring Bogart,
Cagney, Edward G. Robinson and George Raft. She introduced Bunker to
her circle of friends, including Jack Dempsey, Tennessee Williams,
Aldous Huxley and William Randolph Hearst, whose guest he was at San
NOISE, and REVOLUTION
'The Birth Of Detroit
by David A.Carson
(The University of Michigan Press -
the early days of John Lee Hooker to the heyday of Motown and beyond,
Detroit has enjoyed a long reputation as one of the crucibles of
American pop music. In Grit, Noise and Revolution,
David A.Carson turns the spotlight on those hard-rocking, long-haired
musicians - influenced by Detroit's R&B heritage - who
ultimately helped change the face of rock'n'roll.
Carson tells the story of some of the
great garage-inspired, blue-collar Motor City rock'n'roll bands that
exemplified the Detroit rock sound : The MC5, Iggy Pop and The Stooges,
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, SRC, the Bob Seger System, Ted
Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, and Grand Funk Railroad.
An indispensable guide for rock
aficionados, Grit, Noise, and Revolution features
stories of these groundbreaking groups and is the first book to
chronicle Detroit music of the 1960s and 70s - a pivotal era in rock
The Saga Of Roky Erickson
and the 13th Floor Elevators
, the Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound
Paul Drummond - Foreword by Julian Cope
(Process / http://processmediainc.com/)
trailblazing 13th Floor Elevators released the first
“psychedelic” rock album in America, transforming culture throughout
the 1960s and beyond. The Elevators followed their own spiritual cosmic
agenda — to change society by finding a new path to enlightenment.
Their battles with repressive authorities are legendary.
Lead singer Roky Erickson was put away in a maximum security unit
for the criminally insane for years. Tommy Hall, their Svengali
lyricist, lived in a cave. Guitarist Stacy Sutherland was imprisoned.
The drummer was involuntarily subjected to electric shock treatments.
This fascinating biography breaks decades of silence of band members
and features dozens of never-before-printed photos. “One of the most
exhilarating rock ‘n’ roll stories ever told.” — Julian Cope
BEER BELLIES Fanzine
Special Issue COCK SPARRER
by Medjedovic Sacha
All is said in the title of this
issue. Author compiled 44 pages of articles, interviews, a selected
discography, photos and many more stuff , goodies and trivia.
If you are a fan of the most
brilliant and underrated punk band from England or if you are simply
curious to know almost everything on the COCK SPARRER career... this is
Don't know if the contact is still
valid but you may get your copy at Sacha Medjedovic, 22 rue Notre Dame,
59190 Hazebrouck, France.
Or just like me, you should try and find it on ebay.
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