Be you a
reefer-smoking square or a fluid-sniffing hipster, a transcendental
simp or a wholesome mahoney who gets his kicks from secondary smoke,
enlightenment awaits you in this study of what happens when guys
without consciousness set out to expand their consciousness.
The Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll
For a writer
about mindbending music, DeRogatis is remarkably lucid. Taking a
panoramic view of the disorienting genre and its disoriented figures,
he keeps the story moving and leaves the flying to his subjects.
The Trouser Press Music Guides
has written one of the most readable and intelligent and worthwhile
rock 'n' roll histories of any sort so far. Kaleidoscope Eyes is
as well written and fascinating and fun as one might wish a survey of
psychedelic rock would be. Read it and get your consciousness
knowledge, deep appreciation, verve, and wit, Jim DeRogatis takes us
on a journey to the center of psychedelic music and beyond. This is a
must read for everyone who wants to open the doors of their musical
of Heavy Metal: A Cultural Sociology
remember running into Jim (literally) in NYC. It was raining and I was
walking quickly. As I got to the corner I slammed into him with my
umbrella, hitting him hard, right in the temple... He didn't recognize
me, I think he thought I was a cop... he had a mustache??
Coyne, Flaming Lips