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[Handbill] Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. The Charlatans. Avalon Ballroom [with Unpublished(?) Press Release]: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band ..... (and some more news on the adventuresof the Great Gnome of Rock'n'Roll)
San Francisco: Family Dog / Bindweed Press [1966]. Handbill. 8.5" x 11". Handbill for a performance illustrated by Stanley Mouse (Family Dog 23). Illustration of three well-fed medieval minstrels holding forth in song. The psychedelic lettering has been colored in with red watercolors by an unknown person, somewhat sloppily but not unpleasingly. Signed by Stanley Mouse at the bottom with his "mouse" logo (and not inconceivably colored by him as well). Small tack holes in the corners, overall very good. [With]:Ten page typed (ribbon copy, typed rectos only) press release for Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. Stapled in upper lefthand corner. With the address of Beefheart's management and public relations firms at the end. Fine. Signed in pencil by the author, famed rock critic Ralph J. Gleason. Apparently unpublished. The ten-page press release about the formation and evolution of the band in the form of a fable about The Great Gnome providing a greasy parchment of names for the band to choose from, with multiple (presumably imagined) quotes from Beefheart (Don Van Vliet), Alex St. Clair, and others. Gleason was a very influential critic of jazz and rock music, and was a founding editor of "Rolling Stone". An amusing and inventive fable, we can find no evidence of publication, and this could presumably be unique.
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