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HORSE HOSPITAL, LONDON
“IT’S NOT REAL, BUT IT’S REALITY” with David Kerekes
In the 1990s, Wave Productions in New Jersey established itself as perhaps the leading distributor of shot-on-video horror movies. Its catalogue was expansive because of a very simple if ingenious marketing premise: Customers scripted and paid for their own movies. From the outset, customers wanted sexy girls in horrible situations. Yet, Wave had reservations about [Click for more info]
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AND HAPPY TO BE THERE
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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Blessed with a spellbinding new design, the full colour collector hardback Headpress 2.5 is now available here. And here only.
Very limited. Grab it while you can.
Buy the collector edition here»
Read the free Headzine here»
| ||HIP POCKET SLEAZE |
The Lurid World of
Vintage Adult Paperbacks
by John Harrison
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.
|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.
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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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NO ISBN. NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE BUT HERE.
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?
Well, with the release of HEADPRESS 2.4, it has something to celebrate too. Not only is the latest Headpress a bumper edition, with 76 pages bursting with groundbreaking countercultural prose and original artwork, we're confident it's also the best yet. Available, as ever, in two equally delectable formats: (1) an absolutely FREE EZINE and (2) a full-colour, fully-illustrated, COLLECTOR EDITION, stamped and numbered hardback on heavy paper stock. More»
| ||BEAVER STREET|
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. More»
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HEADPRESS 2.3 is finally ripe and ready for your delectation, and it's the tastiest, richest selection of countercultural goodness yet. Need we mention, the fruit can be plucked in the usual two ways, both as a outrageously free ezine, and this lavishly illustrated, numbered, stamped, hardback collector edition.
Strictly limited collector edition hardback. Full colour, fully illustrated, stamped and numbered. No ISBN. Not available in shops. Not available on Amazon. Just available here. More»
|DARK STARS RISING|
Conversations from the
by Shade Rupe
Acollection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with uniqueandfree-thinking artists, from America to Austria, and beyond.
Destined to be the new tome for a freak generation.
568 pages of eye-boggling material. More»
Tales from Hollywood's
Ted Raimi has appeared in Spider-Man. His former babysitter is Bruce Campbell. Bill McKinney was a redneck rapist in Deliverance. Anthony Taylor produced Incubus, the only horror film spoken in Esperanto. Lance Henriksen was in Aliens and Near Dark. Cool people. Cult People. More»
Welcometo HEADPRESS 2.2, the second HEADPRESS journal to appear in a digitalformat as well as a collector edition. Once again, the collector edition is hardback, fully illustrated, full colour, stamped, numbered and generally sumptuous. Content-wise, we pick up were we left off, with some of the most blinding, provocative prose going, lovingly cradled by a few of the more striking visuals this side of November 9th.
|SUN RA |
From the mid 1950s until his death in 1993, Sun Ra led "The Arkestra", an ensemble with an ever changing line-up that sometimes numbered as many as thirty musicians living and playing together under the despotic tutelage of Sun Ra himself. Their music touched upon the entire history of jazz, from ragtime to swing, bebop to free jazz,while the band also pioneered the use of new forms, including electronic music, space music and free improvisation. But Sun Ra’s legendary status was earned as much for his eccentricities as for his unique artistic vision...
A deranged gonzo romp from Las Vegas to Moscow, Shanghai to Bolton, this book features fifty unbelievably true tales of high living and low-cost slumming, with a celebrity cast that never knew what hit them... Featuring Kylie Minogue, Take That, Paul Oakenfold, Fatboy Slim, Coolio, gangster Dave Courtney and many more.
|THE RUMFORD ROGUES|
In Artificial Intelligence, the closer we get to the human brain, the more chaotic and subversive the observed system becomes, as if it knows what we are after.
This is a modern comedy about Artificial Intelligence and the state of present-day society.
From low budget horror films to grisly comic art, from lurid movie magazines to late-night creature features, from campy monster toys to exploitive poster art, TRASHFIEND takes a loving look at “disposable” horror culture from the 1960s and 1970s.
Over two glorious decades the horror film waged war on good taste, exploiting every taboo and bursting every envelope along the way. TRASHFIEND is the definitive guide to the chaotic, creative and endlessly entertaining golden age of horror cinema.
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Headpress Sanctuary t-shirts are pre-washed 100%, supersoft, heavyweight 250g quality cotton. A classic retro shape, and vintage wash from Skinnifit, for a lived-in look, designed to fade over time but won't wear out fast.
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|BAD MAGS VOL 2|
Following the enormous success of the instant cult classic BAD MAGS Vol 1, the hotly anticipated BAD MAGS Vol 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, scraping the nasty depths of magazine and tabloid pop lit.
In fact BAD MAGS Vol 2 is probably even more SHOCKING, KITSCH, SEXY and OUTRAGEOUS. Chapters are divided into subject categories for easy reference, such as SEXPLOITATION, SHARON TATE and CHARLES MANSON, ED WOOD JR, OUTLAW BIKERS, the OCCULT, the MOB and PUNK. Packed with even more RARE and INCREDIBLE IMAGES than BAD MAGS Vol 1, BAD MAGS Vol 2 is guaranteed to SHOCK, ASTOUND and EXCITE readers.
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|IT'S ALL GOOD|
A John Sinclair Reader + CD
IT’S ALL GOOD illuminates John Sinclair’s legendary period as acultural revolutionary and political prisoner, manager of the MC5, Chairman of the White Panther Party, producer of the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival and director of the Detroit Jazz Center.There’s evidence too of Sinclair’s years at WWOZ Radio in New Orleans, where he was voted the city’s favorite DJ.
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IT'S ALL GOOD includes an exclusive thirteen tracks of audio, which features music performances by John Sinclair, Wayne Kramer (MC5) and others.
“THIS EDITION OF HEADPRESS HAS BEEN APPROPRIATED BY THE HEADPRESS PANTHERS!”
Edited by John Sinclair, HEADPRESS 28 marks the fortieth anniversary of the original White Panthers movement and heralds the launch of the “HEADPRESS PANTHERS,” which celebrates the union with historical counterculture figure, social reformer and living legend, John Sinclair, to spread “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO UNPOPULAR CULTURE,” thus promoting free speech through independent writing and art without boundaries.
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|BAD MAGS VOL 1|
The flip side of popular culture as seen through magazines and tabloids
BAD MAGS collects the colourful and sometimes shocking news-stand publications of the 1960s through to the 1980s. Chapters are divided into subject categories for easy reference, such as sexploitation, Ed Wood Jr, and outlaw bikers.
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|KEEP IT TOGETHER!|
Cosmic boogie with the Deviants and Pink Fairies
This is the remarkable story of London’s communal bands of the 1960s and 1970s, from the perspective of two of its most crucial exponents.
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|CHELSEA HOTEL MANHATTAN |
Extreme living in New York’s Chelsea Hotel, from the Beats through Punk, and on into the present day.
Chelsea Hotel, home to many famous authors, artists and outlaws down the years. Andy Warhol shot Chelsea Girls there and welsh poet Dylan Thomas died there, having reputedly inspired the young Zimmerman to change his name to Bob Dylan.
CHELSEA HOTEL MANHATTAN is the first factual book on the building and features conversations with William Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Gerard Malanga, Herbert Huncke, Victor Bockris and others.
The first edition of Headpress to appear in two years. In celebration of its release, and the anthropological milieu that Headpress has helped to create in sixteen years of publication, HEADPRESS 27 is markedly different from other Headpresses in that it is a fine collector’s item work-of-art in full glorious colour. More | Buy
+ Headpress 26