Arthur Russell: That’s Us/Wild Combination

The Shivers Reader Find

By The Shivers in New Music on Saturday 13 August 2011

I discovered Arthur Russell’s music about four years ago when the reissues were getting around. I was hooked. He collaborated with everyone from Phillip Glass to Allen Ginsberg. He was big in the New York downtown scene, as all my favorites are. He sadly died of AIDS in 1992 at age 40, cutting a brilliant […]

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Search & Destroy: 1970s counter-culture zine

Luke Rathborne Reader Find

By Luke Rathborne in New Products on Tuesday 28 June 2011

V. Vale is the man behind punk rock publishing staple, RE/SEARCH, whose zine, Search & Destroy (started with a $100 loan from Allen Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti) helped push counter-culture in 1970s San Francisco and the West Coast Scene. Vale and his publishing company helped to expose different sides of writers, like William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard […]

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