Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MICRO BIONIC: Radical Electronic Music & Sound Art in the 21st Century

MICRO BIONIC: Radical Electronic Music & Sound Art in the 21st Century

By Thomas Bey William Bailey

MICRO BIONIC is an exciting survey of electronic music and sound art from cultural critic and mixed-media artist Thomas Bey William Bailey - first published in late 2009 - This new edition includes all of the original supplements refused by the publishers of the first edition, including a full index, bibliography, additional notes and  commentary with a large updated discography.

As the title suggests, the unifying theme of the book is that of musicians and sound artists taking bold leaps forward in spite of (or sometimes because of) their financial, technological, and social restrictions. Some symptoms of this condition include the gigantic discography amassed by the one-man project Merzbow, the drama of silence enacted by Onkyo and New Berlin Minimalism, the annihilating noise transmitted from the laptop computers of Russell Haswell and Peter Rehberg and much more.

Although the journey begins in the Industrial 1980s, in order to trace how the innovations of that period have gained greater currency in the present, it surveys a wide array of artists breaking ground in the 21st century with radical attitudes and techniques. A healthy amount of global travel and concentrated listening have combined to make this a sophisticated yet accessible document, unafraid to explore both the transgressive extremes of this culture and the more deftly concealed interstices thereof. Part historical document, part survival manual for the marginalized electronic musician, part sociological investigation, Micro Bionic is a number of different things, and as such will likely generate a variety of reactions from inspiration to offense...

Numerous exclusive interviews with leading lights in the field were conducted for this book: William Bennett (Whitehouse), Peter Christopherson (r.i.p., Throbbing Gristle / Coil), Peter Rehberg, John Duncan, Francisco López, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Bob Ostertag, Zbigniew Karkowski and many others weigh in with a diversity of thoughts and opinions that underscore the incredible diversity to be found within new electronic music.

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Belsona Books - 2012 Release - 400 Page Paperback - Revised and Expanded Second Edition - No Illustrations or Photos - Industrial Noise // Mash-Ups // Sampling // Glitch Core // Drone // Plunderphonics // Electronics - PRICE: $20.00 






 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

PROGRESSIVE LYCANTHROPY: Cassette and Booklet - The Soothing Sounds of the Feraliminal Lycanthropizer w/ an Explanation


PROGRESSIVE LYCANTHROPY: Cassette Tape and Booklet -- Explanations & Sounds of the Feraliminal Lycanthropizer

Composed / Edited / Mixed by Thomas Bey William Bailey @ High Plains Driftworks, summer 2007

Cassette track listing:

Phase 1 (Irritation)
Phase 2 (Offense)
Phase 3 (Wrath)

Total running time approx. 33 minutes

Feral means wild and untamed - Lycanthropy means having to do with wolves...

The 'Progressive Lycanthropy' package includes one professionally duplicated cassette and a handsome information booklet, in which Thomas Bey William Bailey explains his motivations in an exclusive essay “A Weapon For The Wolf Age” - with history, descriptions and various details about wolves and wolf-like behavior.

The three epic pieces on the cassette were built up from the drones of a “feraliminal lycanthropizer” which is a low frequency generating device that gives off sounds and frequencies too low to hear with the human ear - these 'sounds' are more 'felt' than 'heard' - it is described as an 'experimental binaural frequency generator' and was supposedly used by the military as an 'audio truth serum' or as a 'combat stimulant' - as the name suggests, this audio technique was meant to hurl individuals into 'wolf-like' states where they would careen between poles of focused rage and woozy ecstasy.

Complemented with other sonic ornamentation and digitally manipulated samples, this material is an eerie interpretation of the ‘lycanthropized’ state as it might exist in a hyper-modern, technology-driven society.

Conducted in the spirit of the d.i.y. audio research that characterized the ‘industrial music’ era, this material should have a wide range of effects on individual listeners, from restlessness to wild abandon, and comes complete with a disclaimer stating: "do not play while experiencing high stress levels or while engaged in potentially dangerous activities" (driving motor vehicles, handling firearms, etc.)

If you have ever wanted to travel to a world where fur and fangs mesh with integrated circuits to form an invincible hybrid, here is your ticket. BRUTAL INDUSTRIAL NOISE!!

Each copy includes:

Professionally printed 22-page booklet on Lycanthropy
Cover: Black & Silver printing on 260gsm art card

Professionally duplicated and factory sealed cassette tape w/ Black and Silver cover art

Limited Edition: 200 copies - Booklet & Cassette Tape - PRICE: $10.00

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

RITUAL AMERICA: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on America - A Visual Guide

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RITUAL AMERICA: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society - A Visual Guide

By Adam Parfrey and Craig Heimbichner

America's biggest secret is hidden in plain sight !! - the vast, fundamental and ongoing influence of fraternal orders on our culture. Not long ago, one out of every three Americans belonged to a secret society, and more than six hundred such groups flourished throughout the country. Today they are still mighty, particularly in the military, police and government. The pomp and circumstance, the control, the patriarchy, the racism, the misogyny... it is all revealed in RITUAL AMERICA through hundreds of rare images and provocative text.
















Feral House Books - 2012 Edition - 337 Page Large Format Harcover Book - Hundreds of Photos and Illustrations (24 pages in color) - PRICE: $25.00

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

POISON: An Illustrated History - by Joel Levy


POISON: An Illustrated History - by Joel Levy

What is there that is not a poison ? --- Paracelsus

Discover the secret history of poisons from Cleopatra and Mary Ann Cotton, to arsenic belladonna, cocaine, thallium and Zyklon B. This lavishly illustrated book will take you on a fascinating journey through the mysterious world of potions, herbs and psychoactive preparations - substances both alluring and terrifying, captured here in all their complexity, outlining the many roles they have played throughout time, history, culture, science, religion, medicine and murder !

Chapter Titles:

Introduction
Poison in Science
Poison in Nature
Poison in History
Poison as Executioner
Poison as Assassin
Poison in Murder
Poison in Suicide
Poison as Savior

Lyons Press Books - 2011 Edition - 224 Page Paperback - Many illustrations in b&w and color - History/Science/Botany/Poison/Study - PRICE: $12.00

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Monday, October 22, 2012

LIPS HIPS TITS and POWER: The Films of RUSS MEYER - by Doyle Greene


LIPS HIPS TITS and POWER: The Films of RUSS MEYER
By Doyle Greene

Russ Meyer is the breast-fixated film maker who started as a nudie pin-up photographer and eventually became one of the best known sexplotation / B-film legends of all time. Meyer's 1960s films include: Mudhoney, Motorpsycho! and the legendary Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill, Kill !

This book examines Russ Meyer's entire oeuvre in detail with the serious analysis and critical commentary it deserves. Includes film index and many black and white photo movie stills of the 'buxom' women from his films - Tura Satana, Uschi Digard, Kitten Natividad, Haji, Erica Gavin and others. These books are out of print and scarce.

Creation Books 2004 Edition - 232 Page Paperback - Heavily Illustrated in b&w - **ADULT CONTENT** - Scarce Book - Price: $40.00

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EROS IN HELL: Sex, Blood and Madness in Japanese Cinema - by Jack Hunter



EROS IN HELL: Sex, Blood and Madness in Japanese Cinema

By Jack Hunter

SEX: The history of "pink" movies, from Daydream and Ai No Corrida to the pop avant-garde violence of Koji Wakamatsu and beyond: Violated Angels, The Embryo Hunts in Secret, Violent Virgin and many others. Bondage and S/M from Moju and Captured For Sex to Kinbiken rope torture. The New Wave pink films of Hisayasu Sato: The Bedroom, Naked Blood, Private Torture of Uniforms, Thrust It In! and tons more.

BLOOD: From Shogun Assassin and Psycho Junkie to the killing orgies of Guinea Pig and Atrocity: from the "pink horror" nightmare Entrails of a Virgin to the post-punk yakuza bloodbaths of Kei Fujiwara's Organ and Takashi Miike's Fudoh.

MADNESS: Homicidal psychosis, hallucination, mutation: Tetsuo, Death Powder, the films of Shozin Fukui: Pinocchio 964, Rubber's Love. Post-punk excess, nihilism, violence, suicide: Burst City, Labyrinth of Dreams, Squareworld, Tokyo Crash.

Eros in Hell examines all these movies and many more - it is heavily illustrated with rare and unusual photographs, and contains illuminating interviews - includes massive film index - very unique guide to the most prolific, fascinating and controversial underground cinema in the world.

Creation Books 2000 Edition - 221 Page Paperback - Many Black and White Illustrations - Extreme ADULT Material - Price: $20.00

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From the Film: Embryo Hunts in Secret

Monday, October 15, 2012

WHITE STAINS & THE NAMELESS NOVEL: Flowers of Eros and Evil - by Aleister Crowley



WHITE STAINS & THE NAMELESS NOVEL: Flowers of Eros and Evil

Forbidden Erotic Classics by Aleister Crowley

'White Stains' is one of Aleister Crowley's most infamous works - It is the Satanic erotic decadence of Baudelaire elevated to new extremes of degradation, sexual depravity and demonic frenzy. Saturated with filth, the book includes odes to sodomy, fellatio, cunnilingus, analingus, lesbianism, impotence, venereal disease, bestiality, sadomasochism, rape, coprophilia, necrophilia, blasphemy and devil-worship in this over-the-top compendium of eros and evil.

This edition also includes the rare and debauched text 'The Nameless Novel' - a rampant pornographic novella said to have been written to entertain, stimulate and amuse his wife. Completely uncensored, this edition is a definitive document of 'fin-de-siecle' erotica and a unique collection of Crowley's most outrageous literary output.

Wet Angel Books - 2012 Edition - 190 Page Paperback - No Illustrations - Erotica/ Fiction/ Esoterica/ Forbidden - PRICE: $14.00

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Friday, October 12, 2012

THE MAGICK OF ALEISTER CROWLEY: A Handbook of Rituals of Thelema


THE MAGICK OF ALEISTER CROWLEY: A Handbook of Rituals of Thelema

By Lon Milo DuQuette

Aleister Crowley was infamously known as 'The Great Beast 666' and 'The Wickedest Man in the World'... Unfortunately this infamy often eclipsed his teachings, as did his technical and opaque writing style, meant more for adepts contemporary to him than the average modern reader. In this book Lon Milo DuQuette deciphers and explains Crowley’s texts and his more important rituals.

'The Magick of Aleister Crowley' is a clear introduction to the works of Crowley by a modern master of the occult. DuQuette takes the mystery out of both the rituals themselves and Crowley’s writing in this modern grimoire. Step by step, he presents a course of study in plain English, with examples of rituals and explanations of their significance. DuQuette also includes a course of study for Crowley’s system of 'Scientific Illuminism' with an extensive bibliography and fastidious footnotes. This revised edition features extensive corrections, a new introduction, and a new chapter of rituals, "The Rites of Eleusis."

Samuel Weiser Books - 2003 Edition - 261 Page Paperback - B&W Illustrations - Esoteric/Occult/Thelema/Magick/Philosophy/Metaphysics/Ritual - PRICE: $15.00

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

THE BLOODY COUNTESS: Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory: By Valentine Penrose / Translation by Alexander Trocchi

THE BLOODY COUNTESS: Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory
By Valentine Penrose - Translated by Alexander Trocchi

Descended from an ancient aristocratic European family, Erzsebet Bathory bore all the psychotic characteristics of centuries of inner family breeding. From early adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies - where only the spilling of others female blood could satisfy her urges.

By middle age, she had regressed into a mirror fixated state and was practicing necro-sadism, torture, cannibalism, vampirism, wholesale slaughter, blood bathing and witchcraft. These years, in the late 16th century, would witness a reign of cruelty unsurpassed in the history of mass murder, with over 600 deaths alone attributed to the 'Bloody Countess'.

Her many castles were all equipped with torture chambers where she would torture and mutilate her victims - virtual killing factories where hundreds of girls were killed and processed - the Countess would bath in their virgin blood - believing it would preserve her youth and beauty.

Solar Books 2012 Edition - 154 Page Paperback - One b&w Illustration of the Countess - History / Crime / Decadence / Torture - Price: $12.00

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PERDURABO: The Life of Aleister Crowley - by Richard Kaczynski

PERDURABO: The Life of Aleister Crowley - by Richard Kaczynski

The Definitive Biography of the Founder of Modern Magick - This book is being called by some the best biography of 'The Beast' Aleister Crowley yet written - It traces Aleister Crowley's remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy preacher to his death in a boarding house as one of the most notorious men of his time.

Crowley was a tireless magician, prophet, poet, scholar and adventurer - he inspired generations of social and spiritual truth-seekers and shaped popular culture throughout the years with his philosophy of "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole of The Law."

Based on twenty years of research which includes previously unpublished details and photographs, this revised and expanded edition of this biography about one of the most fascinating characters of the twentieth century is destined to become the definitive work on the subject. Kaczynsky takes an accessible and even-handed approach to this controversial figure.

"Richard Kaczynski's PERDURABO: The Life of Aleister Crowley is the one biography that is absolutely necessary for anyone who wishes to know more about one of the most creative, seminal and misunderstood figures of the last hundred years." --- David Tibet, Founder of 'Current 93' (the band)

North Atlantic Books - 2010 Revised and Expanded Edition - 705 Page Hardcover Book - Many B&W Illustrations - PRICE: $25.00

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

LORDS OF THE LEFT-HAND PATH: From the Cult of Set to the Church of Satan - by Stephen E. Flowers


LORDS OF THE LEFT-HAND PATH: From the Cult of Set to the Church of Satan

By Stephen E. Flowers, Ph. D.

'Terminus Viae'

The Left-Hand Path is the way of the HERO....
The path of those who, having understood their own individual divinities, would dare to breach the gates of eternity and eat of the tree of life eternal - to stand against the inertia and ignorance of the whole universe, to strive against that which would thwart all intelligence and life and to prevail against it - THIS is the aim of the Sinister Path.....

From black magic and Satanism to Gnostic sects and Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way, the left-hand path has been linked to many practices, cults, and individuals across the ages. Stephen Flowers, Ph.D., examines the methods, teachings, and historical role of the left-hand path, from its origins in Indian tantric philosophy to its underlying influence in current world affairs, and reveals which philosophers, magicians, and occult figures throughout history can truly be called “Lords of the Left-Hand Path.”

Flowers explains that while the right-hand path seeks union with and thus dependence on God, the left-hand path seeks a “higher law” based on knowledge and power. It is the way of self-empowerment and true freedom. Beginning with ancient Hindu and Buddhist sects and moving Westward, he examines many alleged left-hand path groups, including the Cult of Set, the Yezidi Devil Worshippers, the Assassins, the Neoplatonists, the Hell-Fire Club, the Bolsheviks, the Occult Nazis, and several heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects. Following a carefully crafted definition of a true adherent of the left-hand path based on two main principles--self-deification and challenge to the conventions of “good” and “evil".

The author analyzes many famous and infamous personalities, including H. P. Blavatsky, Faust, the Marquis de Sade, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner, Anton LaVey, and Michael Aquino, and reveals which occult masters were Lords of the Left-Hand Path. Flowers shows that the left-hand path is not inherently evil but part of our heritage and our deep-seated desire to be free, independent, and in control of our destinies.

Inner Tradition Books - 2012 Edition - 500 Page Paperback - Few B&W Illustrations - Occult/ Esoterica/ Metaphysics/Left Hand Path/ Philosophy/ Satanic - PRICE: $24.00

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

THE GREAT GOD PAN & XELUCHA: Two Decadent Macabre Horror Classics

THE GREAT GOD PAN - By Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen's first book, published in 1894, still remains to be one of the greatest works of decadent weird horror ever produced. Arthur Machen with his taste for the bizarre and macabre, unfurls the tale of a young girl cursed by her unnatural parenthood to become a shape-shifting, poly-sexual, demi-human evil being.

*This Edition Also Includes:

XELUCHA - By Mathew Phipps Shiel

M.P. Shiels was a terminal dandy and convicted paedophile who served a sentence for having improper relations with his 12 year old step-daughter. His bizarre short story from 1896, 'Xelucha' is told by an opium addict who wanders the streets of London by night - tinged with horror, perverse eroticism, deranged and macabre visions, it is a rare bloom of necrophiliac exotica from a mind keenly attuned to the purple pulsations of midnight...

"Xelucha is a hideously noxious fragment" --- H.P. Lovecraft

This edition includes cover art and a set of complimentary automatic line drawings by Machen's contemporary and fellow mystic AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE - with an introduction by Iain Smith of the Arthur Machen Society and a short foreword by H.P. Lovecraft.

Creation Oneiros Books - 2012 Edition - 127 Page Paperback - B&W Illustraions by Austin Osman Spare - Esoterica/ Occult/ Fiction/ Decadent/ Classic Literature - PRICE: $14.00

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

HUBERT'S FREAKS: The Rare Book Dealer, A Times Square Freakshow & The Lost Photos of Diane Arbus - by Gregory Gibson


HUBERT'S FREAKS: The Rare Book Dealer, A Times Square Freakshow and the Lost Photos of Diane Arbus
By Gregory Gibson

The stranger than fiction true story of how an odd-ball rare book dealer discovered a lost stash of Diane Arbus photographs - and what he did with the find of a lifetime.

Bob Langmuir is an obsessive dealer with an uncanny eye for treasure who makes the discovery of a lifetime when he chances upon a stash of never before seen photos taken by the legendary photographer Diane Arbus.

From the moment he sees some intriguing photos in a trunk he buys from a guy who claims to be a member of the Nigerian Royal family, he knows he's on to something - the trunk holds the archive of a Times Square mid-century freak show called Hubert's that Diane Arbus often frequented.

He begins to suspect that what he has found may add a pivotal chapter to what is now known about Diane Arbus and the "old weird America" that Hubert's Freak Show was a part of.

Bob's ensuing adventure, full of bizarre coincidences - turns into a roller coaster ride that takes him from the fringes of the memorabilia business to Sotheby's, and from the exhibits of a run-down Times Square freak show to the currator's office of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Will the photos be authenticated? How will the Arbus estate react? Most importantly, can Bob, who has seen more than a few promising deals head south, finally make his one big score?

Harcourt Books - 2008 Edition - 274 Page Hardcover - b&w illustrations - Price: $20.00

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WEATHER WARFARE: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature - by Jerry E. Smith - Chem-trails/Geo-engineering


WEATHER WARFARE: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature - by Jerry E. Smith

Geo-engineering/ Chem-trails/ Global Warming/ Military and Government Corruption

*CHEM-TRAILS: This follow-up to Jerry E. Smith's book HAARP: THE ULTIMATE WEAPON covers the 130-year history of military, scientific and commercial efforts at controlling Mother Nature. The furor over cloud seeding above the Ho Chi Min Trail during the Viet Nam War lead to a 1978 UN treaty banning the use of all environmental processes (weather, earthquakes, tidal waves, etc.) as weapons of war. After signing that treaty US research allocations dropped from $140 million a year to zero - did Uncle Sam really abandon this research, or did the whole program go "black" / "underground" / "top secret" ?

A lengthy chapter on the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) contains the most up to date material now available in book form, including how it might have played a role in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Smith spends 100 pages on "chemtrails" focusing on "geo-engineering" - a scheme to use particles intentionally released into the upper atmosphere to mitigate global warming. All this and much more!

This represents our science community, military complex and 'transparent' government out of control !!

Adventures Unlimited Press - 2006 Edition - 382 Page Paperback - Few Illustrations - Chemtrails/ Global Warming/ Corrupt Government/ Corrupt Military - PRICE: $18.00 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BURLESQUE PARAPHERNALIA CATALOG #439 - Strange Collection of pranks, jokes, costumes and all manner of the bizarre!!


Burlesque Paraphernalia Catalog Number #439

Intro by Charles Schneider - with an Appreciation by Magician David Copperfield


This book is a time machine - an obscure vintage re-issued catalog collection of pranks, jokes, costumes and all manner of strangeness!! This book is truly incredible and overflowing with unusual items that defy description - they just don't make stuff like this anymore -- Could you imagine, in today's world of lawyers and lawsuits, inviting someone to sit in a trick collapsing-exploding chair? The amazing De Moulin Brothers catalog of 'Burlesque and Side Degree Paraphernalia' is full of barely describable props and items - pranks, gags, tricks, costumes, exploding cigars, theater props, collapsing chairs, whoopee cushions, hand buzzers, skeletons, devil masks, spankers and all the equipment and costumes for elaborate old ritualistic, vaudeville, side-show, theater, stage and slapstick jokes of past days...

Many of these items were intended as to be used as initiation devices as part of various elaborate secret society rituals. Back in those days, fraternal organizations flourished by the hundreds - and these jokes and pranks were of a high order - the uses and plots were developed by the comically sadistic De Moulin Brothers company - the thought, design, skill and craft that went into each piece is astonishing - yes, this book truly is a time machine.

Fantagraphics Books - 2010 Release - Many Many Amazing B&W Illustrations with a few in Color - Ritual/ Vaudeville/ Stage/ Slapstick/ Pranks/ Jokes/ Vaudeville/ Initiation/ Catalog - PRICE: $20.00

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

THE SECRET KING: The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism - by Stephen E. Flowers and Michael Moynihan


THE SECRET KING: The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism - by Stephen E. Flowers and Michael Moynihan

What role did the occult really play in the Third Reich ?

Sinister tales circulate about the occult roots of Nazi Germany, but little documentation has ever been uncovered — until now. The Secret King reveals the true story of Heinrich Himmler’s personal magus Karl Maria Wiligut, who was commissioned by Himmler to write private reports on runes and ancient Germanic traditions, and preside over secret SS ritual ceremonies. Translated into English here for the first time, the documents within this book offer a glimpse into the strange world
of high-ranking officials in Nazi Germany.

Now fully revised and expanded, The Secret King contains:

• The essay “The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism” and a biography of Wiligut’s turbulent life that explores his magical worldview in detail.

• Annotated translations of all Wiligut’s major writings, including his mantra invocations, the mysterious “Halgarita Charms,” and the Gotos-Kalanda.

• Himmler’s report of an SS name-giving ritual, presided over by Wiligut.

• An exclusive interview with Wiligut’s private SS secretary.

Feral House/ Dominion Books - 199 Page Paperback - B&W Illustrations - PRICE: $16.00

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

PANZRAM: A Journal of Murder - By Carl Panzram - Amok Books Edition


PANZRAM: A Journal of Murder - By Carl Panzram - with Thomas E. Gaddis and James O. Long

Cover Art by Joe Coleman

"In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons, and last but not least I have committed sodomy on more than a thousand male human beings. For all of these things I am not the least bit sorry. I have no conscience so that does not worry me. I don't believe in Man, God nor Devil. I hate the whole damn human race including myself."

Carl Panzram, who called himself the "world's worst murderer," wrote these words in a full autobiography and confessional he prepared for the one friend in his life­ - a young prison guard named Henry Lesser. This book combines these brutally forthright memoirs with the perspective of authors Thomas E. Gaddis (author of Birdman of Alcatraz) and James O. Long in a compelling chronicle of the forces that engender hate. The authors provide a historical and sociological framework for Panzram's own words, using this uniquely detailed self-analysis by a mass murderer to depict what happens when an intelligent and unbreakable personality that has been unmercifully abused strikes back in vengeance.

PANZRAM: A Journal of Murder, arrives as a gripping warning from America's recent past to our current repressive era of prison-system industrial complexes, death penalty abuse, and high rates of incarceration from a man who walked the halls of Death Row with a blindingly clear vision. Although this person is the most heinous murderer and villain - he somehow manages to gain your respect by the end of the book....

Amok Books 2002 Edition - 295 Page Paperback - Some B&W Photos - PRICE: $25.00

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Monday, August 27, 2012

EYE MIND: The SAGA of ROKY ERICKSON and the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS



EYE MIND: The SAGA of ROKY ERICKSON and the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS

By Paul Drummond - Foreword by Julian Cope

The trailblazing 13th Floor Elevators released the first “psychedelic” rock album in America, transforming culture throughout the 1960s and beyond. The Elevators followed their own cosmic agenda — to change society by finding a new path to enlightenment. Their battles with repressive authorities in Texas and their escape into San Francisco's hippie counter-culture are now 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. A real-life version of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'.

This illustrated biography, filled with never-before-seen photos, breaks decades of silence by band members and addresses a huge cult following in America and Europe.

This is a very detailed biography with many illustrations throughout, posters, flyers and photos etc... this is the definitive book on the subject.

“One of the most exhilarating rock‘n’roll stories ever told.”
--- Julian Cope (from the band 'The Teardrop Explodes')

Process Media 2007 Edition - 423 Page Paperback - Heavily Illustrated in Color and Black and White throughout - PRICE: $22.00

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

THE SEVEN ADDICTIONS AND FIVE PROFESSIONS OF ANITA BERBER: Weimar Berlin's Preistess of Depravity

THE SEVEN ADDICTIONS AND FIVE PROFESSIONS OF ANITA BERBER: Weimar Berlin's Preistess of Depravity - By Mel Gordon


The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber is the first contemporary biography of the notorious actress/ dancer/ poet and playwright who scandalized sex-obsessed Weimar Berlin during the 1920s.

Even in an era where everything was permitted, Anita Berber’s celebrations of “Depravity, Horror and Ecstasy” were condemned and censored as too extreme. She often haunted Weimar Berlin’s hotel lobbies, nightclubs, and casinos, radiantly naked except for an elegant sable wrap, a pet monkey and a silver brooch packed with cocaine both hanging from her neck.

Multi-talented Anita saw no boundaries between her personal life and her taboo-shattering performances. She was one of Europe’s first postmodern women. After Berlin finally tired of Anita Berber’s outrageous antics, she became a “carrion soul that even the hyenas ignored,” dying in 1928 at the early age of only twenty-nine.
Classic Femme Fatale....

• Includes nearly two hundred photographs and illustrations, including some from Berber’s salacious and enduring performance “Repertoire of the Damned.”

• Berber loved Marlene Dietrich and was influenced and associated with Leni Riefenstahl, Lawrence Durrell, Klaus Mann, and the founder of modern sexology, Magnus Hirschfeld.

• An early movie star, Berber acted in Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler and the silent epic Lucifer.

Feral House Books Release - 260 Page Paperback - Many Color and B&W Illustrations - PRICE: $22.00

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Friday, August 10, 2012

SECRET and SUPPRESSED II : Banned Ideas and Hidden History Into the 21st Century - The Tactics of Truth Suppression**

Secret and Suppressed II’s revelations include: Newspeak, The Illuminated, Parascience, and The Controllers — illuminating the paranoid and nightmarish post-9/11 planet.

Contributors: Robert Anton Wilson, Jim Hougan, Paul Krassner, Mae Brussell, Adam Weishaupt, Jim Marrs, Joseph P. Farrell, Mike Bara, Craig Heimbichner, Richard Sauder, Joan D’Arc, Al Hidell, Jay Weidner, Col. Fletcher Prouty, Adam Gorightly, Harry Helms, Mark Bruback, Douglas Hawes, William W. Flint, Jerry E. Smith, Robert Sterling, David Martin

This book blows the lid off of our so called 'transparent government'


SECRET and SUPPRESSED II: Tactics of Truth Suppression

Edited by Adam Parfery and Kenn Thomas

Banned Ideas and Hidden History Into the 21st Century

We are being overwhelmed with abject conspiratorial BS every moment of every day. Does this mean that every single investigation is in the domain of the tin-hatted?

Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense (like ours does), other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party.

A favorite response to this issue was written by David Martin, and has been reprinted in this Feral House book 'Secret and Suppressed II' - Here it is again:

“The Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression”

1. Dummy up. If it’s not reported, if it’s not news, it didn’t happen.

2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the “how dare you?” gambit.

3. Characterize the charges as “rumors” or, better yet, “wild rumors.” If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through “rumors.” (If they tend to believe the “rumors” it must be because they are simply “paranoid” or “hysterical.”)

4. Knock down straw men. Deal only with the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up wild rumors and give them lead play when you appear to debunk all the charges, real and fanciful alike.

5. Call the skeptics names like “conspiracy theorist,” “nut,” “ranter,” “kook,” “crackpot,” and of course, “rumor monger.” Be sure, too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing their charges and defending the “more reasonable” government and its defenders. You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with any of the people you have thus maligned. For insurance, set up your own “skeptics” to shoot down.

6. Impugn motives. Attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are simply pursuing a partisan political agenda or are out to make money (compared to over-compensated adherents to the government line who, presumably, are not).

7. Invoke authority. Here the controlled press and the sham opposition can be very useful.

8. Dismiss the charges as “old news.”

9. Come half-clean. This is also known as “confession and avoidance” or “taking the limited hangout route.” This way, you create the impression of candor and honesty while you admit only to relatively harmless, less-than-criminal “mistakes.” This stratagem often requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the one originally taken. With effective damage control, the fall-back position need only be peddled by stooge skeptics to carefully limited markets.

10. Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable.

11. Reason backward, using the deductive method with a vengeance. With thoroughly rigorous deduction, troublesome evidence is irrelevant. For example: We have a completely free press. If they know of evidence that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) had prior knowledge of the Oklahoma City bombing they would have reported it. They haven’t reported it, so there was no prior knowledge by the BATF. Another variation on this theme involves the likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press that would report the leak.

12. Require the skeptics to solve the crime completely. For example: If Vince Foster was murdered, who did it and why?

13. Change the subject. This technique includes creating and/or publicizing distractions.

14. Scantly report incriminating facts, and then make nothing of them. This is sometimes referred to as “bump and run” reporting.

15. Baldly and brazenly lie. A favorite way of doing this is to attribute the “facts” furnished the public to a plausible-sounding, but anonymous, source.

16. Expanding further on numbers 4 and 5, have your own stooges “expose” scandals and champion popular causes. Their job is to pre-empt real opponents and to play 99-yard football. A variation is to pay rich people for the job who will pretend to spend their own money.

17. Flood the Internet with agents. This is the answer to the question, “What could possibly motivate a person to spend hour upon hour on Internet news groups defending the government and/or the press and harassing genuine critics?” Don’t the authorities have defenders enough in all the newspapers, magazines, radio, and television? One would think refusing to print critical letters and screening out serious callers or dumping them from radio talk shows would be control enough, but, obviously, it is not.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SIN-A-RAMA: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties - Cover Art Collection




SIN-A-RAMA: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties - Cover Art Collection

From the Feral House Site: Sin-A-Rama celebrates the forgotten world of erotic paperbacks from the 1960s, when sex acts were described with code words, writers used pseudonyms, and publishers hid behind mail drop addresses.

Sleaze paperbacks sold by the million throughout the decade. Their unorthodox content and inroads into the marketplace provoked new laws, FBI investigations, high-pitched court battles, and prison sentences for the crime of obscenity. Earl Kemp, the notorious Greenleaf Books editor, provides an insider’s perspective, profiling famous and little-known co-workers. “My Life as a Pornographer,” written by science fiction legend Robert Silverberg - divulges how he and other famous authors learned their craft and earned their keep pounding out softcore sin.

The bizarre artworks of cover artists Robert Bonfils, Gene Bilbrew, Eric Stanton, Paul Rader, Ed Smith, Bill Ward, and Doug Weaver and others are seen throughout in lurid color.

Sin-A-Rama is the first book-length exploration into a shadowy but revolutionary industry. A useful appendix reveals the actual names behind the pseudonyms, and catalogues both established and fly-by-night sleaze operators.

Page after page of full color sleazy sex pulp paperback cover art.

Feral House Books - 268 Page Large Hardcover - Hundreds of Color Illustrations - PRICE: $25.00

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

TECHNICOLOR SKULL - Kenneth Anger & Brian Butler - Red Vinyl One Sided E.P.



TECHNICOLOR SKULL - KENNETH ANGER & BRIAN BUTLER - Technicolor Skull's self-titled debut record - a one-sided, Blood Red 180 gram 12" vinyl E.P. - limited edition of 666 copies.

Kenneth Anger on Theremin and Brian Butler on Guitar - Free Form Experimental Noise. Nice matte finish cover art packaging - red vinyl one sided record - nice art project.

Ajna Record Release 2012 - Red Vinyl - One Side 12 inch E.P. - Limited Edition of 666 copies - PRICE: $25.00

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