Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Yes, neighbours, I have a brand now book coming down the pike, and not only is it the last word on the cultural, chemical, political and personal history of amphetamine in the 20th and 21st centuries, but – in the spirit of the book as artifact – it is actually trimmed to resemble a Dextroamphetamine capsule.

“Elvis Presley, the Hell’s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, the Beatles, Judy Garland, Hank Williams, Jack Kerouac, Johnny Cash, JFK, the Manson Family and Adolf Hitler. All of the above were, at one time or another, to put it bluntly, speedfreaks.
Speed-Speed-Speedfreak traces the criminal and cultural use of amphetamine and its growing use through each new and destructive cycle. Speed is both one of the biggest social problems facing the country today, an indispensible component of the doctor’s medicine bag, and a huge and abiding influence on artists, musicians and writers."

Formatted in the shape of an amphetamine capsule, this book presents award-winning author Mick Farren’s examination of the curious history of the world’s addiction to speed, both in its political and cultural manifestations.”

The book won’t be out until July 1st, but it can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

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Jon said...


Diamond Jim said...

and done

Tidholmen, VARNING för grundstötning said...

Seems really interesting... Been waiting for a book like this. Worldleaders on speed, supergreat when you have your finger on the red button... paranoia sets in and theres no more earth:)

Anonymous said...


Do you think Jesus took speed?

stu said...

$7.98 for handling sounded like a bargain.imagine my disappointment when it`s true meaning was revealed.we`re looking forwards to this one chief,like when synaptic manhunt was due.we will be looking for...hmmm oh i don`t know,compare & contrast?