We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Heads: a biography of psychedelic America
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2015.
Physical Desc:
468 pages, [32] unnumbered pages of black and white plates : illustrations, 24 cm.
Status:
Central
782.42166 J376h 2015
South Natomas
782.42166 J376h 2015
Valley Hi-North Laguna
782.42166 J376h 2015
Description
Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden history of the biggest psychedelic distribution and belief system the world has ever known. Through a collection of fast-paced interlocking narratives, it animates the tale of an alternate America and its wide-eyed citizens: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of Central Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian Whole Earth homesteaders, black market chemists, government-wanted Anonymous hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, spiritual seekers, Internet pioneers, entrepreneurs, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a nation of Deadheads.
WFMU DJ and veteran music writer Jesse Jarnow draws on extensive new firsthand accounts from many never-before-interviewed subjects and a wealth of deep archival research to create a comic-book-colored and panoramic American landscape, taking readers for a guided tour of the hippie highway filled with lit-up explorers, peak trips, big busts, and scenic vistas, from Vermont to the Pacific Northwest, from the old world head capitals of San Francisco and New York to the geodesic dome-dotted valleys of Colorado and New Mexico. And with the psychedelic research moving into the mainstream for the first time in decades, Heads also recounts the story of the quiet entheogenic revolution that for years has been brewing resiliently in the Dead's Technicolor shadow.
Featuring over four dozen images, many never before seen-including pop artist Keith Haring's first publicly sold work-Heads weaves one of the 20th and 21st centuries' most misunderstood subcultures into the fabric of the nation's history. Written for anyone who wondered what happened to the heads after the Acid Tests, through the '70s, during the Drug War, and on to the psychedelic present, Heads collects the essential history of how LSD, Deadheads, tie-dye, and the occasional bad trip have become familiar features of the American experience.
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Central
782.42166 J376h 2015
On Shelf
South Natomas
782.42166 J376h 2015
On Shelf
Valley Hi-North Laguna
782.42166 J376h 2015
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780306822551, 0306822555

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Jarnow, J. (2015). Heads: a biography of psychedelic America. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jarnow, Jesse. 2015. Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jarnow, Jesse, Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jarnow, Jesse. Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
6812b756-053d-ec48-cee6-bd9b906cf531
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJun 30, 2022 06:10:14 PM
Last File Modification TimeJul 01, 2022 03:22:24 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJul 06, 2022 02:08:36 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01814nam a2200409Ii 4500
001sky278112153
003SKY
00520160415050555.0
008150916s2015    pauf     b    001 0 eng d
010 |a 2015036408
020 |a 9780306822551
020 |a 0306822555
040 |a DLC|b eng|e rda|c DLC
042 |a pcc
043 |a n-us---
049 |a JRS
05000|a ML421.G72|b J37 2015
08200|a 782.42166092/2|2 23
099 |a 782.42166 J376h 2015
1001 |a Jarnow, Jesse.
24510|a Heads :|b a biography of psychedelic America /|c Jesse Jarnow.
264 1|a Philadelphia, PA :|b Da Capo Press,|c 2015.
300 |a 468 pages, [32] unnumbered pages of black and white plates :|b illustrations,|c 24 cm.
336 |a text|2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated|2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume|2 rdacarrier.
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index.
61020|a Grateful Dead (Musical group)
650 0|a Deadheads (Music fans)|z United States.
650 0|a Rock music|x Social aspects|z United States.
650 0|a Hallucinogenic drugs|x Social aspects|z United States|x History|y 20th century.
650 0|a Counterculture|z United States|x History|y 20th century.
907 |a .b24150484|b 05-26-22|c 03-25-16
998 |a cen|a nat|a val|b 05-02-16|c m|d a |e -|f eng|g pau|h 0|i 3
945 |d  - - |e 01-29-2022 18:21|3 0|g 0|h 02-08-22|i 33029062474945|j 3|k  - - |l cenag|n CSD gift|o -|p $27.99|q  |r f|s - |t 3|u 12|v 18|w 0|x 2|0 8|1 8|y .i73637701|z 03-25-16
945 |d  - - |e 03-17-2022 14:33|3 0|g 0|h 05-13-22|i 33029100987049|j 3|k  - - |l natag|o -|p $27.99|q  |r -|s - |t 3|u 11|v 17|w 0|x 2|0 50|1 586|y .i73860657|z 05-02-16
945 |d  - - |e 04-20-2022 15:35|3 0|g 0|h 05-25-22|i 33029100987056|j 3|k  - - |l valag|o -|p $27.99|q  |r -|s - |t 3|u 11|v 6|w 0|x 1|0 4|1 586|y .i73860669|z 05-02-16