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Into The Unknown Extract
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Extract from Into The Unknown, The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale, by Andy Murray.
 
Subversive Extract
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Extract from the Headpress book Subversive: Interviews with Radicals, published by Headpress 2017.
 
Are You Alone In The House Extract
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Sample pages from Are You Alone in the House? edited by Amanda Reyes. Published by Headpress.
 
Mozlandia Extract
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Mozlandia: Morrissey fans from the Midlands to the Borderlands.
 
Fight Your Own War Extract
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Fight Your Own War: Power Electronics and Noise Culture. The first book devoted to power electronics, written by artists, fans, and critics.
 
Bizarrism Vol 1 Extract
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Bizarrism Vol 1: The revised and expanded edition, by Chris Mikul. A unique insight into some of the strangest stories this world has to offer.
 
Crites Coloring Book Downloadable Art
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Crites' Coloring Book by Tom Crites. Adult coloring books are a big deal. The art in this one is cooler than most.
 
Blood + Death Extract
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Extract from Blood and Death, part of the John Lee Brook Blood Trilogy.
 
Killing For Culture Extract
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KILLING FOR CULURE From Edison to Isis: A New History of Death.
 
Bleeding Skull! Extracts
BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey is the definitive resource on 1980s trash-horror cinema.
 
Xerox Ferox Extract
Xerox Ferox is the first book to cover the horror film fanzines and the culture they spawned.
 
Gathering of the Tribe Extracts
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A look at the role of the occult in music through key albums.
 
Offbeat Extracts
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Think you know British cinema? Think again.
 
Elvis Died For Somebodys Sins But Not... Extracts
Elvis Died For Somebody's Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime's Collected Writing by Mick Farren. Table of contents. A rocking life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, Gore Vidal, Pete Townshend and others.
 
Lovers Buggers Thieves
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Foreword by Eddie Shaw. DURING THE EARLY 1960s, rock music in America was considered entertainment. Elvis was the image of innocence while shaking his hips and breaking loose from the constrictions of the uptight generation before him. He was the pet of his loving mother. He was the sensitive boy who could make girls cry.
 
The Eccentropedia Extracts
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The Eccentropedia: The Most Unusual People Who Have Ever Lived by Chris Mikul, illustrated by Glenn Smith. An A-Z of eccentrics. 266 true stories of the most original and outrageous people on earth.
 
Dark Stars Rising extracts
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Dark Stars Rising: Conversations from the Outer Realms by Shade Rupe is a collection of 27 candid interviews spanning 24 years with unique and free-thinking artists.
 
Conspiracy Cinema Extracts
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Conspiracy Cinema: Propaganda, Politics and Paranoia by David Ray Carter. Published by Headpress
 
Beneath Contempt Extract
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Goldstein had proven adept at spinning sister publications off from Screw, each seemingly more bizarre and short-lived than the one before.
 
Guide To The Counterculture
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I would view this book now as a very important historical record.
 
Hip Pocket Sleaze Extract
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By the earlier 1970s, the golden age of the vintage adult paperback had well and truly come to a close. As legal standards loosened, trashy scribes like Jacqueline Susann were free to publish material which was more graphic and descriptive than most adult material published up until the mid 1960s, without fear of being raided and hauled off to jail.
 
No Focus Extracts
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Punk has been analyzed as social phenomena, as musical renaissance, as youth subculture and even as an economic force. But never in relation to film before now.
 
The Hellhound Sample extract
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Extract from Chapter Eleven of the Headpress book, The Hellhound Sample (a novel) by Charles Shaar Murray.
 
Fleshpot extracts
An illustrated guide to the genres, personalities and trends that have set screens aflame since the dawn of motion pictures!
 
Blood In, Blood Out extracts
True Crime. From the dead centre of the enormous American penitentiary system, the Aryan Brotherhood was the lion that somehow seized control of the city as well as the zoo, steadily coming to dominate the billion dollar Methamphetamine industry that permeates America’s urban sprawl.
 
Trashfiend extracts
A loving look at “disposable” horror culture from the 1960s and 1970s. Over two glorious decades the horror film waged war on good taste, exploiting every taboo and bursting every envelope along the way. TRASHFIEND is the definitive guide to the chaotic, creative and endlessly entertaining golden age of horror cinema. Scott Stine (author of The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films series) shines a fond but satiric light on everything from low budget horror films to grisly comic art, lurid movie magazines to late-night creature features, campy monster toys to exploitive poster art.
 
Into The Unknown extracts
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Says Andy Murray, author of Into The Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale: "My own first encounter with the work of Nigel Kneale came very late on in his career, and strictly speaking it's a non-encounter..."
 
Headpress Journal Extracts
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First published in 1991, this cutting edge journal is the Headpress masthead publication, containing provocative brain-bending content on a diverse selection of topics.
 
Special Offer!
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Headpress opens its vaults to offer readers the chance to get one classic title a month at a special price of £7.99. We carefully select the best, most provocative and popular releases from our twenty-odd years of active publishing service. It's a great opportunity for people to plug any significant gaps in their Headpress library, and to get some absolutely vintage releases for the price of a reasonably expensive portion of fish and chips.
 
Mezzogiorno extracts
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Chapter one of Mezzogiorno: Life. Death. Southern Italy. By David Kerekes.
 
Cult People extracts
Cult People: Tales from Hollywood's Exploitation A-List, interviews conducted by Nicanor Loreti with many of the world's most fascinating and renowned stars of cult cinema, including the late David Carradine, the legendary Ken Russell and the lamentable Albert Pyun.
 
Sun Ra extracts
Composer, bandleader, pianist, poet and philosopher, Sun Ra is one of the most colourful and enduring of musical legacies, transcending time, place and cultural genres. nduring of musical legacies, transcending time, place and cultural genres. These extracts are from the Headpress book, Sun Ra: Interviews & Essays edited by John Sinclair.
 
Fallen Stars extracts
Fallen Stars: Tragic Lives and Lost Careers. Julian Upton probes the underside of fame to reveal a host of glittering careers stunted by ill-health, alcoholism, drug addiction and egomania. Twenty-one tales of stardom turned sour, these are the tragic final years of some of the world's best-loved actors and comedians, a latter-day Hollywood Babylon that includes Benny Hill, Diana Dors, Peter Sellers, Carry On legends and many others.
 
Creeping Flesh extracts
Horror and fantasy cinema from around the world with a distinctive retro sensibility, CREEPING FLESH focuses on obscure and vilified horror movies, the discovery of “lost” films, and an appreciation of British exploitation.
 
Discombobulated extracts
Discombobulated: Dispatches from the Wrong Side. Revered clubbing correspondent Simon A. Morrison (DJmag, Ministry of Sound) takes readers on a pocket-sized, decade-spanning tour of the nightlife of five continents, bringing together the snappiest, wittiest and hippest dispatches of the last eight years, to make one of the classic books of the clubbing generation.
 
Spinegrinder Extract
Extract from Spinegrinder: The Movies Most Critics Won't Write About, by Clive Davies. Published by Headpress 2015.
 
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10-Apr-2015 Clive Davies
 
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Theme 70 Extract
Flipbook extract from Theme '70: Tackling the Beast They Call Exploitation. By Mark J. Banville. Exploitation movie explosion from the silver age of grindhouse fandom.
 
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02-Jan-2015 mark j banville
 
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The Law of Chaos Extract
Flipbook extract from The Law of Chaos: The Multiverse of Michael Moorcock, by Jeff Gardiner.
 
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03-Oct-2014 Jeff Gardiner
 
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The Bloodiest Thing Extract
The Bloodiest Thing That Ever Happened In Front of a Camera: Conservative Politics, ‘Porno Chic’ and Snuff, by Stephen Milligen, published by Headpress.
 
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05-Aug-2014 Stephen Milligen
 
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Weird Scenes Flipbook Extract
Flipbook extract from Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & The Dark Heart Of The Hippie Dream by David McGowan. The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia.
 
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20-Mar-2014 David McGowan
 
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Lovers Bugger Thieves Extract
Lost legends and supergroups, the best, worst and oddest music to emerge from the explosive rock'n'roll breeding ground of the 1960s through to the 1980s.
 
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20-Jul-2012 Martin Jones
 
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Keep It Together Extract
This is the remarkable story of London’s communal bands of the 1960s and 1970s, from the perspective of two of its most crucial exponents: The Deviants and Pink Fairies.
 
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18-Apr-2012 Rich Deakin
 
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Gigs From Hell Extract
Gigs that have gone wrong — true stories as told by the bands who lived them. Gigs from Hell: True Stories from Rock and Roll's Frontline, by Sleazegrinder. Foreword by Vadge Moore, drummer for the Dwarves.
 
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02-Apr-2012 Sleazegrinder
 
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Better To Reign In Hell Extract
The political construction and manipulation of the serial killer panic, and the workings of the FBI. Better to Reign in Hell: Serial Kilers, Media Panics & The FBI by Stephen Milligen.
 
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21-Mar-2012 Stephen Milligen
 
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The Master Con Man Extract
Syd Gottfried is resolutely crooked and his scams, explained in detail in this book, are at times darkly humorous. Yet the vicious gravitas of his lifestyle draws him tragically, inevitably, to bloody murder.
 
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21-Feb-2012 Robert Kyriakides
 
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Beaver Street Extract
For sixteen years Robert Rosen worked behind the X-rated scenes of such porn magazines as High Society, Stag, and D-Cup...
 
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10-Feb-2012 Robert Rosen
 
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Chelsea Hotel Manhattan Extract
Cheslea Hotel Manhattan by Joe Ambrose. Extreme living in New York’s Chelsea Hotel, from the Beats through Punk, and on into the present day.
 
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02-Feb-2012 Joe Ambrose
 
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