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Artist: ARTHUR
Title: #33 January 2013
Format: Mag
Label: Arthur
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"After a four-year sabbatical, beloved revolutionary sweetheart Arthur returns to print, renewed, refreshed, reinvigorated and in a bold new format: pages as big as a daily newspaper, printed in color and black and white on compostable newsprint, with ads only on the back cover(s). In partnership with Portland, Oregons Floating World Comics, Arthurs gang of idiots, know-it-alls and village explainers are back, from Bull Tonguers Byron Coley & Thurston Moore to radical ecologist Nance Klehm to trickster activists from the Center for Tactical Magic to gonzoid political commentator Dave Reeves to a host of new, fresh-faced troublemakers. We wont spoil it by telling you everything thats in this comeback issue, but, well theres this: the late guitarist Jack Rose is tributed, via photographs, a new discography by Byron Coley, and the definitive interview he gave just months before his 2008 death to Philadelphia journalist Brian Rademaekers; Stewart Voegtlin goes long on Waylon Jennings; Eliza Swann converses with occult pan-media artist Frank Haines; cartoonist Gabby Schulz gives us some brutal reality; the suitable-for-posterizing cover is by Roarin Rick Veitch; and? Well, lets stop there. Heres the last thing you need to know: Its 2012: Arthur is no longer distributed for free anywhere. You gotta buy it or you wont see it." Broadsheet newspaper, 15" x 22.75". - Arthur.
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Artist: ARTHUR
Title: #34 March 2013
Format: Mag
Label: Arthur
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"After 20-plus years navigating strange, inspiring trips across myriad underground psychedelic terrains with a host of fellow free folk, righteous musician/head Matt Valentine (MV&EE, Tower Recordings, etc) finally spills all possible beans in an unprecedented, career-summarizing, ridiculously footnoted interview by Byron Coley. You also get deep archival photo and a wander through some important MV listening experiences with your guide Dan Ireton, under a gorgeous cover painting of MV & EE at peace in the cosmic wild by Arik Roper. Delicious! Also in this issue: LA Records Chris Ziegler encounters young Southern California psych-rock band Feeding People, fronted by the bewitching Jessie Jones; Stewart Voegtlin on what (or: who) made Melvins 1992 beercrusher Lysol the most unlikely religious record ever built, with art by Stewarts Chips N Beer mag compatriot Beaver; Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling lay down a rap about this planets aromatic aphrodisiacs, with art by Kira Mardives; a lengthy interview with the remarkable esoteric cartographer David Chaim Smith by Jay Babcock, with massive artworks from his forthcoming Fulgur book, Blazing Dew of Stars; Gabe Soria chats with author Austin Grossman about the basic weirdness of playing (and making) video games, with art by Ron Rege, Jr. Plus: page after page of all-new color comics; columns by the ever-provocative Weedeater Nance Klehm and The Center for Tactial Magic; Byron Coley and Thurston Moores essential underground review column, Bull Tongue, now expanded to two giant pages; and more stuff too hot to divulge here." -Arthur.

Artist: ARTHUR
Title: #35 August 2013
Format: Mag
Label: Arthur
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"On the Trail of the Lonesome Snock: Wily folkplayer Michael Hurley (aka Elwood Snock) has charmed hip audiences for over fifty years now with his timeless surrealist tunes and sweetly weird comics, all the while maintaining a certain ornery, outsider mystique. Longtime Snockhead/Arthur Senior Writer Byron Coley investigates this wild American treasure in an enormous 11,000-word, eight-page feature replete with rare photos, artwork, comics... and a giant color portrait by Liz Devine. Snock attack! The Biophonic Man: Guitarist, composer and analog synthesizer pioneer Bernie Krause left the recording studio to find that really wild sound. What he discovered was far more profound. Interview by Jay Babcock. Illustrations by Kevin Hooyman. Giant Steps For Mankind: Stewart Voegtlin on John Coltranes startling 1960s ascension from space bebop to universe symphonies. Dual astral/material plane illustration by Beaver. Chew the Leaves, Get in the Tank: Inside Baltimores T Hill, new kinds of experiments with salvia divinorum are going on. Journalist/photographer Rjyan Kidwell visits Twig Harper, Carly Ptak, and the Wild Shepherdess. Buried Alive By the Sufis: Swap-O-Rama Rama founder and author Wendy Tremayne (The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living) wanted to understand what motivated her life-long anti-consumerism. She found the answer underground. Illustration by Kira Mardikes. Gash, Crash, Ash: Nobody rides for free. Dave Reeves on the price motorcyclists pay for being better than you. Illustration by Lale Westvind. Flowers, Leaves, Anarchism: Matthew Erickson on the J.L. Hudson Ethnobotanical Catalog of Seeds. And, of course, the Bull Tongue exhaustive survey of underground cultural output by your intrepid guides Byron Coley and Thurston Moore." -Arthur.

Artist: ARTHUR
Title: Dreams and Images
Format: CD
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"The pantheon of performers known by but one name is full of superstars. Arthur -- the nom de plume of singer-songwriter Arthur Lee Harper -- is not one of them, but this gentle singer-songwriter and his wan, string-drenched, loved-up, psych-folk was probably never likely to be suitable for mass consumption. Released on Lee Hazlewoods LHI label, the haunted Dreams and Images is the first of two albums from the Melbourne, Florida-born singer-songwriter. LHI was a broad church, taking in everything from soul to country, and Arthur found a home, a producer, and a champion in Hazlewood, who described him as A man who will someday be a child again... A reason to cry and be unafraid... A bird with eighth-notes for wings. Though his lonely, intimate music, shy demeanor, and stutter might not have suggested a man of great ambition, Arthur moved to Hollywood chasing the music industry dream. He suffered hardships to do so, living hand-to-mouth in a YMCA hostel with two like-minded individuals: Mark Lindsey Buckingham and Stephen John Kalinich, whose A World of Peace Must Come has been reissued by Light In The Attic. Arthur was a peace person. He was all about peace, love, and harmony, remembers Kalinich in the brand new, extensive liner notes for Dreams and Images. He was a person that believed you could change the world. We thought we would be some of the ones to usher in peace. While Kalinich and Buckingham were signed by The Beach Boys Brother Records, Arthur allied with Hazlewood, having knocked on the door of the labels Sunset Boulevard HQ and auditioned on the spot. Entering the studio with Hazlewood, Donnie Owens, Tom Thacker, and arranger Don Randi, who brought baroque pop grandeur to the songs, Arthur let his music do the talking. He stuttered and had a hard time getting his ideas out, so he would sing me the parts he had in mind, remembers Randi. A mixture of things conspired to make sure few people heard Arthur, including a packed release schedule at LHI, followed by the withdrawal of their major label funding and a lack of foundation on which to market the album. After the 1970 follow-up album, Love Is the Revolution, Arthur bowed out of the business, immersing himself in Christianity, family, and a career working first as a rocket engineer and, latterly, a teacher. Dreams and Images was produced by Lee Hazlewood. This is its first CD release, and it features three previously unreleased tracks, as well as in-depth liner notes by LHI Archive Series co-producer Hunter Lea with unseen archive photos. All tracks newly remastered from the original tapes." - Light In the Attic.

Artist: ARTHUR
Title: Dreams and Images
Format: LP
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The pantheon of performers known by but one name is full of superstars. Arthur -- the nom de plume of singer-songwriter Arthur Lee Harper -- is not one of them, but this gentle singer-songwriter and his wan, string-drenched, loved-up, psych-folk was probably never likely to be suitable for mass consumption. Released on Lee Hazlewoods LHI label, the haunted Dreams and Images is the first of two albums from the Melbourne, Florida-born singer-songwriter. LHI was a broad church, taking in everything from soul to country, and Arthur found a home, a producer, and a champion in Hazlewood, who described him as A man who will someday be a child again... A reason to cry and be unafraid... A bird with eighth-notes for wings. Though his lonely, intimate music, shy demeanor, and stutter might not have suggested a man of great ambition, Arthur moved to Hollywood chasing the music industry dream. He suffered hardships to do so, living hand-to-mouth in a YMCA hostel with two like-minded individuals: Mark Lindsey Buckingham and Stephen John Kalinich, whose A World of Peace Must Come has been reissued by Light In The Attic. Arthur was a peace person. He was all about peace, love, and harmony, remembers Kalinich in the brand new, extensive liner notes for Dreams and Images. He was a person that believed you could change the world. We thought we would be some of the ones to usher in peace. While Kalinich and Buckingham were signed by The Beach Boys Brother Records, Arthur allied with Hazlewood, having knocked on the door of the labels Sunset Boulevard HQ and auditioned on the spot. Entering the studio with Hazlewood, Donnie Owens, Tom Thacker, and arranger Don Randi, who brought baroque pop grandeur to the songs, Arthur let his music do the talking. He stuttered and had a hard time getting his ideas out, so he would sing me the parts he had in mind, remembers Randi. A mixture of things conspired to make sure few people heard Arthur, including a packed release schedule at LHI, followed by the withdrawal of their major label funding and a lack of foundation on which to market the album. After the 1970 follow-up album, Love Is the Revolution, Arthur bowed out of the business, immersing himself in Christianity, family, and a career working first as a rocket engineer and, latterly, a teacher. Dreams and Images was produced by Lee Hazlewood. This is its first CD release, and it features three previously unreleased tracks, as well as in-depth liner notes by LHI Archive Series co-producer Hunter Lea with unseen archive photos. All tracks newly remastered from the original tapes. LP version, housed in deluxe Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket." - Light in the Attic.

Artist: ARTHUR
Title: In Search Of
Format: LP
Label: RD
Country: Switzerland
Price: $32.00
"Long awaited release of this psychedelic/acid folk masterpiece from the North. Arthur was a Canadian musician who recorded this unique masterpiece as a demo-only one sided album on the "Two Dot" label in Colorado in 1969. Only a hand full of demo copies were released and sent out to major labels to get a record deal. This happened only later after he signed with Tumbleweed Records and released two albums as Arthur Gee. This first ever official release includes his complete demo lp, unreleased sessions and his mega rare 45 rpm both from before the LP and recorded in Canada. The music can be described as a mixture of Perry Leopold, William C.Beeley and early Pink Floyd (his 45 rm) which is pure magic. Talking about psychedelic/acid folk albums, this is one of the top five best ever lps in this genre! Simply a record for the Isle, and housed in one of the best hippie psychedelic covers ever... Pressed on heavy audiophile vinyl, ultra heavy old style cardboard sleeve and an insert with a bio written by Arthur." - RD.
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