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Sweet chaos : the Grateful Dead's American adventure

Author: Carol Brightman
Publisher: New York : C. Potter, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"If paradox is your pleasure, the Grateful Dead will never let you down. Born of the millennial yearnings of Haight Ashbury in the 1960s and founded on the principles of innovation and fierce independence, the Dead became the longest running show in American history and the centerpiece of a vast underground community whose loyalty appears undiminished." "How the Dead, alone among the avatars of the rebellious '60s,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brightman, Carol.
Sweet chaos.
New York : C. Potter, c1998
(OCoLC)654703636
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Brightman
ISBN: 051759448X 9780517594483
OCLC Number: 38964067
Description: viii, 356 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Roots : The magic art of the great humbug ; Enter cosmic forces ; Flashes of recognition ; How the balloon was launched --
pt. II. Takeoff : Courting the strange ; Summertime done come and gone ; Son et Lumière --
pt. III. Bums, radicals, and other criminal elements : Their subculture and mine: I. Their subculture and mine: II ; Their subculture and mine: III ; Their subculture and mine: IV --
pt. IV. Reaping the whirlwind : The house that Jerry built ; Heads and tales ; Junkie dreams, acid rain, and the resurrection of the Dead.
Responsibility: Carol Brightman.
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"If paradox is your pleasure, the Grateful Dead will never let you down. Born of the millennial yearnings of Haight Ashbury in the 1960s and founded on the principles of innovation and fierce independence, the Dead became the longest running show in American history and the centerpiece of a vast underground community whose loyalty appears undiminished." "How the Dead, alone among the avatars of the rebellious '60s, survived to speak to successive generations is the subject of this intensely provocative and personal narrative. Social critic and biographer Carol Brightman, who was active in the political struggles of the era, presents a Whitmanesque tableau of America's colliding countercultures." "Here the Dead - with their original fancy for the Beats and fondness for folk, bluegrass, and blues; their immersion in psychedelics; and their longing for a separate reality - appear alongside those they shunned: the radicals across the Bay in Berkeley. The Free Speech Movement, antiwar rallies, and trips to Vietnam and Cuba are re-created alongside Ken Kesey's Acid Tests, San Francisco be-ins, LSD trips, large and small, and rock festivals across the country. And gradually we see that while the zenith of the Grateful Dead experience was the moment of abandon to music, drugs, and dance, it was as a safe haven from the turmoil beyond the gates that the music and the culture won their place in the hearts of fans." "Meanwhile, a new portrait of the nonleader leader emerges, as those closest to Jerry Garcia, particularly his second wife, Mountain Girl, speak of his passions and his demons. We see Garcia as a musical existentialist enamored of tradition, a man possessed of a strange, all-encompassing influence who held to a vision of the Grateful Dead's destiny even as he recoiled from the juggernaut it became."--BOOK JACKET.

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