"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection. Charles Plymell.
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection
"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection

"No More Bush" Tour Chapbooks & Ephemera Collection

San Francisco, CA; Florence, MA; Philadelphia, PA: Glass Eye Books, 2008; 2010. Limited First Edition Chapbooks; Original Ephemera. Stapled Wrappers; Loose or Stapled Sheets. Includes eight chapbooks hand-numbered & signed by Charles Plymell, Marcia Bassett, Elaine Kahn, Matt Krefting, Jessi Leigh Swenson, Matt Valentine, Mike Watt & Valerie Webber. "Five years ago, in a time of woe for the underground, the country and the world, the members of the Ecstatic Yod Collective organized a tour called More Hair Less Bush. Including a variety of musicians and writers, the tour brought the flame of hope to cities cast into darkness by the hideous secretions of the Bush Twins. Now, in 2008, as we prepare to enjoy the long-promised fruits of regime change, we felt it was time to bring our show on the road again. But this time, rather than offering balm and apologies to the psychically wounded, we would like to celebrate the pre-dawn of a new day- a day when the word "cheney" (sic) is once more an empty phrase we use to terrify youngsters. To this end, we have assembled a revolving cast of musicians and writers, all of whom honk the horn of freedom with both hands. We trust it will be a gas." (from No More Bush Press Release) The NMB tour took place from August 1-11 at various locations in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania & New York; & was organized by & featured Byron Coley, the pioneering musical & cultural critic featured in Forced Exposure, New York Rocker & other independent magazines that chronicled cutting-edge rock in its heyday during the 1970s-1980s. Of the many radical figures who participated, the oldest & most revered Elder Statesman of the counterculture was surely Charles Plymell, the Legendary Literary Outlaw described in publicity materials here as "...one of the greatest writers of our age, and a ferociously talented/opinionated editor, publisher and reader as well...Plymell's evil eye and exquisite grasp of language and image are a deadly combination." We offer a package of relics from this tour, so exemplary of a time & place that seems so distant now, obtained from Plymell, our good friend & mentor, himself: (A) Eight stapled (mostly) poetry chapbooks published in July 2008 by Coley's Glass Eye Books imprint, which were distributed at the events of the tour in Philadelphia, NYC & elsewhere. Each chapbook is from a limited, hand-numbered edition of 26 (out of a total edition of 126) signed by the author. Each is No. 4/26. The chapbooks are by Plymell (specifically in commemoration of his August 9, 2008 performance in Philadelphia with musician Mike Watt); Marcia Bassett (color reproductions of her artworks); Elaine Kahn; Matt Krefting; Jessi Leigh Swenson; Matt Valentine; Watt (also specifically in commemoration of his August 9 performance with Plymell) & Valerie Webber. Along with the above-described chapbooks, this offering also includes: (B) Set of stapled sheets with list of tour dates, places & personnel; press release (quoted above); capsule biographies of participants & a printed-out E-mail message from Coley to Plymell dated July 6, 2008 titled "hey man" which discusses the then-upcoming tour. (C) Two stapled page leaves from the August 7-14, 2008 issue No.1212 of "Philadelphia Citypaper," an independent weekly, featuring on recto of second leaf (pg. 25) an article about the then-upcoming August 9 tour date noted above in that city. (D) The complete June 2010 issue No. 69 of "Northside San Francisco," an independent monthly, featuring an interview with Plymell conducted by Sharon Anderson. In this broad, illustrated interview beginning on pg. 6, Plymell discusses the 2008 tour, Coley, Glass Eye Books etc. among many other topics from his long & eventful life & works. A most rare & significant material testament to an important literary, musical & countercultural set of happenings; highly desirable in the Plymell-related canon. (A) all in very fine condition with only tiny bumps at edges & corners of some covers, page leaves; one small area of stain-residue on verso of third (unpaginated) leaf of Krefting's chapbook; otherwise all substantially mint inside & out. (B) in near-fine condition with light stains, rubbing & creasing to front sheet; mild wear, creasing & a few small bump-folds at all edges & corners; light creasing across all leaves; hand-markings next to events that included Plymell (undoubtedly by him); in general this item is seasoned with obvious use by the great Literary Outlaw. (C) in near-fine condition, two originally loose sheets folded horizontally in half & stapled; tear at upper edge of first leaf with loss of paper not effecting any texts; mild wear, small bumps & a few short, closed tears at edges & corners; slight browning of pulp-quality paper stock; hand-drawn squiggly parentheses aside paragraph describing Plymell (undoubtedly by him) in article on recto of second leaf. (D) in very fine condition, loose sheets all folded horizontally in half; with only very mild wear, creasing & a few small folds at edges, corners & blank margins of some page leaves. Near Fine- Very Fine. [Item #3506]

Price: $60.00