Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America
uncovers a hidden heritage of the largest psychedelic distribution and trust method the area has ever identified. via a set of fast paced interlocking narratives, it animates the story of another the US and its wide-eyed electorate: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of imperative Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian complete Earth homesteaders, black marketplace chemists, government-wanted nameless hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, religious seekers, net pioneers, marketers, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a kingdom of Deadheads.
WFMU DJ and veteran tune author Jesse Jarnow attracts on vast new firsthand money owed from many never-before-interviewed matters and a wealth of deep archival examine to create a comic-book-colored and panoramic American panorama, taking readers for a guided travel of the hippie street full of lit-up explorers, height journeys, significant busts, and scenic vistas, from Vermont to the Pacific Northwest, from the outdated international head capitals of San Francisco and ny to the geodesic dome—dotted valleys of Colorado and New Mexico. And with the psychedelic study getting into the mainstream for the 1st time in many years, Heads additionally recounts the tale of the quiet entheogenic revolution that for years has been brewing resiliently within the Dead's Technicolor shadow.
Featuring over 4 dozen pictures, many by no means prior to seen—including pop artist Keith Haring's first publicly offered work—Heads weaves on of the twentieth and twenty first centuries' such a lot misunderstood subcultures into the cloth of the nation's background. Written for an individual who questioned what occurred to the heads after the Acid assessments, in the course of the '70s, through the Drug struggle, and directly to the psychedelic current, Heads collects the fundamental historical past of the way LSD, Deadheads, tie-dye, and the occasional undesirable journey became regularly occurring positive factors of the yankee experience.