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Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America by Jesse Jarnow

By Jesse Jarnow

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden historical past of the most important psychedelic distribution and trust approach the area has ever identified. via a suite of fast moving interlocking narratives, it animates the story of another the US and its wide-eyed electorate: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of valuable Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian complete Earth homesteaders, black industry chemists, government-wanted nameless hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, religious seekers, net pioneers, marketers, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a state of Deadheads.

WFMU DJ and veteran track author Jesse Jarnow attracts on vast new firsthand money owed from many never-before-interviewed topics and a wealth of deep archival examine to create a comic-book-colored and panoramic American panorama, taking readers for a guided journey of the hippie road packed with lit-up explorers, top journeys, giant busts, and scenic vistas, from Vermont to the Pacific Northwest, from the outdated international head capitals of San Francisco and big apple to the geodesic dome-dotted valleys of Colorado and New Mexico. And with the psychedelic study entering 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 photos, many by no means ahead of seen-including pop artist Keith Haring's first publicly offered work-Heads weaves on of the 20 th and twenty first centuries' such a lot misunderstood subcultures into the cloth of the nation's heritage. Written for an individual who questioned what occurred to the heads after the Acid checks, throughout the '70s, through the Drug battle, and directly to the psychedelic current, Heads collects the basic background of ways LSD, Deadheads, tie-dye, and the occasional undesirable journey became everyday positive aspects of the yankee experience.

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