Originally published in 1989. Richard Goldstein, journalist with The Village Voice since the 1960s, has carefully selected some of his pieces for this book. Covering a varied range of topics (among the rock concerts, experimental theatre, political trials and cultural experiments) he has created a vivid cultural retrospective of a unique period. An introductory essay gives context to the articles and offers an assessment of the "new journalism" that sprang up in the 60s, and the role that journalism played in the social and cultural revolutions of the time.
Table of Contents
Introduction: First Person, Past Tense Part 1: The Music 1. Gear 2. Shango Mick Arrives 3. Next Year in San Francisco 4. Harlequin in Neon 5. The Lizard King 6. More Mysterioso 7. Mover 8. San Francisco Bray 9. Bell-Bottom Blue Jeans 10. Je Fais Comme Je Veux 11."Ravi and the Teenie Satori 12. Giraffe Hunters Part 2: The Mystique 13. The Psychedelic Psell 14. Maharishi Meets the Press 15. A Quiet Evening at the Balloon Farm 16. Catcher in the Haight 17. The Insulated Hippy Awakens 18. The Long Hot Summer on Blue Jay Way 19. The Head Freak Awaits a New Son 20. A Groovy Idea While He Lasted Part 3: The Madness 21. Theatre of Cruelty: King in Chicago 22. Theatre of the Absurd: Insurrection at Columbia 23. Theatre of Fear: One on the Aisle 24. Homecoming 25. C. J. Fish on Saturday 26. Love and Money and the Shoot-out in Marin 27. That Good Night