29 09 2003
#168

new ARTHUR mag!


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ARTHUR NO. 7 * NOVEMBER 2003 * Out Oct. 15

Cover illustration by John Coulthart.

My Bloody Valentine's fluff-on-the-needle sound changed rock music forever. Then they disappeared. Ten years later, MBV's Kevin Shields explains almost everything. Text and photos by Hua Hsu.

This summer, underground psych bands Sunburned Hand of the Man, Comets On Fireand Six Organs of Admittance ventured across the continent in a traveling caravan of mindblowers. Tony Rettman reports live from the scene. Photos by Don
Harney, Mike Galinsky and others.

'SEX $75': Photography and text by Susannah Breslin.
"The men were gathered all around us in concentric circles. Finally, I got on my knees to get the shot of her I wanted. As the years went by, I saw sex everywhere I went. There were the sex stores and porn theaters on street corners. There were the words some prostitute had scrawled on the side of a building on Santa Monica Boulevard. It was everywhere, every time I turned my head. I saw sex everywhere I went. Nobody else appeared to notice."

In an exclusive excerpt from Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Stroboscopic Light, Flicker and the Dream Machine (Soft Skull) author John Geiger explains the role of the legendary Dream Machine in the consciousness exploration of the '60s by folks like Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley and Allen Ginsberg.

Never Mind SARS.
It could be worse, say doctors Brian Evenson and Steve Aylett in these excerpts from The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases (Night Shade Books). Introduction by Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead himself, with hugely appropriate illustrations by John Coulthart.

REVIEWS
Paul Cullum on SUN RA's Space Is the Place DVD in 'Camera Obscura,' and
reviewage of recently released subcultural musical/textual/visual artifacts by Byron Coley & Thurston Moore in 'Bull Tongue.'

WAKE
Charles Bronson, Dark Buddha: An appreciation of a life, by Joe Carducci.

COMICS
"The Golem Will Never Die" by Sammy Harkham
"Smoke Wagon" by Gary Panter
"Keeping Two": Part Six of Arthur's serialization of Jordan Crane's latest work.

TROUBLE ON YOUR MIND
Provocatuerix Peaches(wo)manhandles the problems that Arthur readers findthemselves saddled with. Meanwhile, Arthur regular T-Model Ford weighs in on the
"Private School vs. Public School vs. Home School" debate and reveals what
country he'd live in if he weren't living in Greenville, Mississippi.

IN THE MARGINS:
Astrology by Ian Svenonius.
Reviews by C & D.

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