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WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE CANYON
Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & The Dark Heart Of The Hippie Dream By David McGowan
The largely untold story of the Laurel Canyon scene of the 1960s and 1970s, a scene composed of rock stars, hippies, murderers and various political operatives all happily coexisting in a bucolic slice of Los Angeles that happened to also be home to a covert military installation.
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A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey
Jam-packed with rare photographs, advertisements, and VHS sleeves (most of which have never been seen), BLEEDING SKULL! is an edifying, laugh-out-loud guide through the dusty inventory of the greatest video store that never existed.
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The Wild World of the Horror Film Fanzine
Much more than a book about monster magazines. XEROXFEROX is the first book to examine the home-grown DIY fanzines that dared to dig deeper than the slick and shiny newsstand mags ever would... or indeed even could. 800 pages!
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It is with great sadness that we learn Mick Farren died on July 27 after collapsing on stage.
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Elvis Died for Somebody's Sins But Not Mine
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GATHERING OF THE TRIBE
Music and Heavy Conscious Creation
A look at the role of the occult through key favourite and not-so-favourite record albums.
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British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Think you know British cinema? Think again.
Move over Peeping Tom, Get Carter and The Wicker Man – it’s time to make way for The Mark, Unearthly Stranger, The Strange Affair, The Squeeze, Sitting Target, Quest for Love, and a host of forgotten gems.
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ELVIS DIED FOR SOMEBODY'S SINS BUT NOT MINE
A Lifetime's Collected Writing by Mick Farren
A rocking, literary life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, Gore Vidal, Pete Townshend and others.
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528 pages of The Most Unusual People Who Have Ever Lived!
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The Modern Grand Guignol
104 full colour blood drenched pulse pounding pages! Will make you sick to your stomach!
The spirit of the Parisian theatre of terror and fear in the twenty-first century. Interviews, articles, pictures. This extraordinarily limited edition is available only from this website.
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The Most Unusual People Who Have Ever Lived
An A-Z of eccentrics!
266 true stories of the most original and outrageous people on earth.
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Life. Death. Southern Italy.
The new book by David Kerekes (co-author Killing for Culture and See No Evil)
A work of biography, autobiography, fable and fact, spanning three generations of southern Italian family life.
Set amidst a landscape of peasant riots, vicious landlords, religious festival, feuds, the collapse of the Fascist party, and the tarantella — a world lost to the changing face of the twenty-first century.
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Propaganda, politics and Paranoia
The first of the sumptuous Headpress Special Edition hardbacks. Not available elsewhere until May 2012.
Conspiracy Cinema is the first and only guide to the most popular, and most sensational cinematic subgenre of all time.
An analysis of every major conspiracy film, from Loose Change to Zeitgeist, critically examining both the films themselves and the theories they propogate. More»
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The Fighting Life of Al Goldstein
by Jack Stevenson
The incredible life of Al Goldstein, an overweight cab driver and carny barker who became the most outspoken leader of America's sexual revolution, is captured in this unauthorized biography in all its X-rated glory.
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The Lurid World of
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Charting the rise of sleazy pulp fiction during the 1960s and 1970s and reviewing many of the key titles, the book takes aninformed look at the various genres and markets from this enormouslyprolific era, from groundbreaking gay and lesbian-themed books to the Armed Services Editions.
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|THE HELLHOUND SAMPLE|
The debut novel by
Charles Shaar Murray
YOU DON'T NEED TO GO TO THE CROSSROADS TO MAKE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL. THE CROSSROADS WILL COME TO YOU.
“Rock novels often shy away from the music, but this one comes alive every time someone strums a chord or opens their mouth to sing... Fans of the music will enjoy Murray's spirited homage.”
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The Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood
“In for life and out by death”, the Aryan Brotherhood known as “The most ferocious and notorious of any of the prison groups.” FBI
For the first time, ex-convict John Lee Brook subjects the Aryan Brotherhood to a devastating exposé, revealing how the notorious white supremacist prison gang has become perhaps the most powerful criminal organization in America... More»
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What with the Royal nuptials, the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, and the canonization of John Paul II, the Mainstream has had plenty to crow about this spring. What about the Counterculture?
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A History of Modern Pornography
by Robert Rosen
A Vanity Fair hot pick for 2011
When Robert Rosen came to international awareness with NOWHERE MAN, his critically acclaimed portrait of Lennon’s last days, few knew that the author had spent two decades toiling as a publisher, copywriter, editor and photographer in the pornography industry.