Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America
uncovers a hidden heritage of the most important psychedelic distribution and trust procedure the area has ever recognized. via a set of fast moving interlocking narratives, it animates the story of another the US and its wide-eyed voters: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of imperative Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian entire Earth homesteaders, black marketplace chemists, government-wanted nameless hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, non secular seekers, web pioneers, marketers, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a kingdom of Deadheads.
WFMU DJ and veteran track author Jesse Jarnow attracts on wide new firsthand money owed from many never-before-interviewed topics and a wealth of deep archival learn to create a comic-book-colored and panoramic American panorama, taking readers for a guided journey of the hippie street full of lit-up explorers, top journeys, substantial busts, and scenic vistas, from Vermont to the Pacific Northwest, from the previous international head capitals of San Francisco and manhattan 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 photographs, many by no means sooner than 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 material of the nation's background. Written for someone who puzzled what occurred to the heads after the Acid assessments, throughout the '70s, through the Drug warfare, and directly to the psychedelic current, Heads collects the fundamental historical past of ways LSD, Deadheads, tie-dye, and the occasional undesirable journey became regular positive aspects of the yankee experience.