Thursday, June 25, 2009

Featured: Rangoon

Frederick Barthelme and Mayo Thompson, Rangoon

Trade Paperback $38.00

Hardcover $75.00

Frederick Barthelme may be known in the literary world as a practicioner of Southern minimalism but in the late 60s he was a member of the Red Krayola. Their debut, "Parable of Arable Land", is a glorious demented rock classic, adding to the rich Texas freak mainline of 13th Floor Elevators, Cold Sun to Butthole Surfers and Stickmen with Rayguns. Barthelme may have departed the band after the initial blast, but he's reunited with Krayloa bandleader Mayo Thompson on this scarce 1970 colaboration. Barthelme penned this bizarre tale and Thompson added clean pen and inked illustrations. A rarely seen oddity, this would look superb on your mantle next to an OG "Corky's Debt to His Father" LP.

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