A cameo-filled page from John Wilcock, New York Years. With Ed Sanders' Arts Magazine, Edie Sedgwick arriving in NYC, and Nico fainting on stage.
From John Wilcock, New York Years
Read: Death and Taxes on Lou Reed's Heroin Envelope | (Original Facebook post)
and "Pre-VU Lou" by Michael Sandlin
LISTEN: WFMU's Ted Barron recently played the very uncommon 1965 Pickwick demo of Heroin. Hear it at this link. | (Link to the full playlist)
ALTERNATE EARLY VERSIONS:
Reed also recorded other alternate versions with John Cale. This Youtube clip collects most of these; all are very different than the Pickwick recording linked above.
1966 Live Recording of Heroin:
There are three Fugs songs in this week's Wilcock comic. Enjoy all three here:
For more on Ed Sanders' magazine Fuck You, A Magazine For the Arts, see this overview from Boo-Hooray, (along with this interview), and this complete cover archive from the William S Burroughs site Reality Studio.
It’s been a bumper year for documentary evidence of the lost, weird history of MAD Magazine: first there was the gorgeous hardcover that uncovered the two-issue, unlimited-budget Trump Magazine (created by MAD’s founding editor Harvey Kurtzman after a falling out with publisher William Gaines, Jr, operating with a bankroll provided by Hugh “Playboy” Hefner); now there’s Behaving Madly, which assembles a timeline of the short-lived, incredibly proliferated MAD rip-offs that popped up as Kurtzman and his successor proved that there was big bucks to be found in satire.
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