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Psychedelic Decadence
Sex Drugs Low-Art In Sixties & Seventies Britain

Author: Martin Jones
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Format: Paperback
Size: 171mm x 240mm
Page Count: 176
ISBN-13: 9781900486149
Weight (g): 500
Genre: Headpressianism

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From clichéd hippies to nonconformists, through trend-crushing youth movements to pop stars in bad horror movies...

PSYCHEDELIC DECADENCE cruises through popular British culture of the 1960s and 1970s, with a particular emphasis on the ‘throwaway’ world of sex, drugs, movies, comics and rock’n’roll.

  • Michael Reeves’ cult movie The Sorcerers and the benefits of dying young
  • An epic trip through the Robin Askwith Confessions universe
  • Roxy Music's Plastic Dracula
  • David Bowie’s scary songs
  • The British Biker on screen and in cheap paperback novels
  • Ingrid Pitt’s breasts
  • Dracula A.D.1972 and Performance battle it out in a London that just won’t stop swinging
  • Childhood memories of 2000AD
  • Porn mags as lifestyle bibles
  • Susan George… Peter Cook… JG Ballard, Fawlty Towers and more...

"Book of the month"

"Fabulous … wonderfully entertaining … will leave you happily nostalgic for these tripped out times; long gone but not forgotten"
Shock Cinema

"It’s this lurking taint of decay that makes this area of British culture so compelling, and makes PSYCHEDELIC DECADENCE such a necessary volume"
Big Cheese