Freaks! Bunuel! Beatles! Lazlo! Einstein! All In a Tumblr Peepshow
Some treasures for you to gaze upon this weekend. The Blasterthon is only one week away! Next Friday, June 21st, is the kickoff date at the Red Room. Then the next night it will pick up at the 14 Karat Cabaret at 218 W. Saratoga.
The Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes, 1962-1970 - Mark Lewisohn. Introductory interview with Paul McCartney. Out-of-print Harmony Books hardback, very good + in vg jacket, $30.
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics - Edited by Alan Aldridge. Fine Black Dog hardback in very good + jacket, $10.
The Beatles: The Biography - Bob Spitz. Very good + first edition hardback in vg+ jacket, $10.
John Lennon, My Brother: A Firsthand Account of the Formative Years by His Sister - Julia Baird. Fine first edition hardback in fine jacket, $8.
SDS: A Profile - Alan Adelson. Out-of-print Scribners paperback, $4.
Peepshows: A Visual History - Richard Balzer. Fine Abrams hardback, $6.
Uncle Joe’s Record Guide: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Who - Joe Benson. Out-of-print paperback, signed by author, $10.
Uncle Joe’s Record Guide: The Rolling Stones- Joe Benson. Out-of-print, signed paperback, $8.
Modern Primitives - Bihalji-Marin. Abrams hardback with 389 plates, 204 in color, $20.
The Godfather Companion - Peter Biskind. Paperback, $5.
Luis Bunuel - Durgnat. Revised paperback, $4.
Luis Bunuel - Ado Kyrou. Out-of-print Simon & Schuster paperback, $4.
World of Bunuel: Essays in Criticism - Edited by Joan Mellen. Paperback, $4.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Paul Edwards, editor. Collier-MacMillan 8volume set in four books, hardback, $50.
Collected Papers of Albert Einstein. Volume 1 in hardback and paperback, volume 5 in paperback.
Encyclopaedia Britannica. Three volume pleather-bound facsimile of the first 1771 edition, $40.
A Little Batch of Freaks Books
Freaks be we all! Part of the reason we’re Normal’s, besides a group of us being “normals” in a schizophrenic study way back when, is normal and freak are relative.
Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters - Rosamond Purcell. Chronicle Books hardback, $6.
Freaks: Myths & Images of the Secret Self - Leslie Fiedler. Out-of-print paperback, $5.
The History and Lore of Freaks - C.J.S. Thompson. Senate paperback, $4.
Born Different: Amazing Stories of Very Special People - Frederick Drimmer. Nice children’s book to reduce stigmas. $2.
The Revolt of Mother and Other Stories - Mary Wilkins Freeman. Out-of-print Feminist Press paperback, $4.
Michelangelo: On and Off the Sistine Ceiling - Creighton Gilbert. Braziller hardback, $10.
Greek Myths - Robert Graves. 2 volume hardback Folio Press set, $20. Illustrated by Grahame Baker.
Preference for the Primitive: Episodes in the History of Western Taste And Art - E.H. Gombrich. Phaidon hardback, $15.
We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black At the Movies, 1986-2006 - Esther Iverem. Thunder’s Mouth Press paperback, $5.
Religion Within the Limit of Reason Alone - Kant. Open Court hardback first, $15.
Before I Get Old: The Story of The Who - Dave Marsh. Near fine St. Martin’s Press paperback first, $6.
A Celebration of John F. Nash, Jr. Duke Mathematical Journal hardback, $10.
The Lazlo Letters: The Amazing Real-Life Actual Correspondence of Lazlo Toth - Don Novello. Paperback, $4.
Grace After Midnight - Felicia Snoop Pearson. Fine first edition hardback, $12.
Seize the Time - Bobby Seale. Very good + paperback history of the Black Panther Party. Later printing, $8.
Radiotext(e) - Neil Strauss, editor. With essays by Walter Benjamin, NEgativland, David Simons, Rudolf Arnheim and many others. Out-of-print Semiotext(e) paperback, $6.
Wittgenstein, A Memoir - Norman Malcolm. UK Oxford first edition hardback. Very good + in vg+ jacket, $15.
Wittgenstein - A.J. Ayer. Random House first edition hardback, $8.
The Haunted Screen - Lotte Eisner. Out-of-print University of California paperback about the Golden Age of German cinema, $4.
Levitation: Physics and Psychology in the Service of Deception, a story about stage magic - Jim Ottaviani. Paperback, $5.
Vinyl, Oh Sweet Vinyl. Turn For Me.
Beatnigs - Self-titled. Near mint in very good + jacket with book. On Alternative Tentacles, $10.
Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy. Very good + RCA press with inner sleeve, in very good jacket, $5.
Culture Shock - Onwards & Upwards. Near mint UK press with insert, $10.
Culture Shock - Go Wild. 1st UK press, very good + in vg+ jacket. With insert, $8.
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. Very good + on Faulty PRoducts, with insert, $15.
Dead Kennedys - In God We Trust. Very good in vg+ jacket, $8.
The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better. Near mint original in very good jacket, $15.
Dirty Vegas - Self-titled. Near mint double album on UK Parlophone, $20.
Dr. Know - This Island Earth. Near mint on metal blade in very good + jacket with insert, $20.
Exclusion: A Compilation with Bands and Articles Against Sexism - near mint with magazine/paper, $20. With The Ex, Atavistic, Culture Shock, Pleasant Valley Children, Pariapunk and more.
Gang of Four - Songs of the Free. Near mint in vg jacket, $6.
Gong - Magick Brother. Near mint on UK Affinity in very good jacket, $20.
Iron Maiden - Live After Death. Near mint double album in very good minus gatefold. To its bonus or detriment, it seems the jacket of this copy perhaps had a close call with bongwater at some point, $8.
Journey. Where it all began. Their first. Open but in shrink. $6.
Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll Presents They Don’t Paid, They Don’t Get Laid, But Boy Do They Work Hard. Near mint with book, $20.
Millions of Damn Christians - This Blood’s For You. Near mint Radical Press in vg+ gatefold, $15.
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure. Near mint in very good + jacket, $6.
Smack My Crack. Giorno Poetry Systems compilation with William Burroughs, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Diamanda Galas, Einsterzende Neubauten and more! Near mint in very good + gatefold, $20.
This Inheritance Must Be Refused - a collection of written, graphic and audible material on sexual politics and gender issues. With The Ex, Citizen Fish, Spitboy, Dogfight and more. With inserts, $15.
Victims Family - White Bread Blues. Near mint in vg+ jacket with insert. On Mordam, $10.
Yes - Close to the Edge. NEar mint Japanese pressing in nm gatefold. With OBI strip and insert, $15.
(Yes, Yes, please smack my crack!)