BOOKS: The Glory Days of the Alternative Press

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From Free Press
From Free Press
"The underground press of the 1960s was the antithesis of dumbed-down youth culture today," says Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore on behalf of Free Press: Underground & Alternative Publications, 1965-1975, a fascinating $45 paperback from Universe Publishing. "These bristling documents show pride in activist intellect, liberal art distinction and spiritual profundity." Not to mention the freewheeling graphic styles from back in the day before the counterculture became little more than a sales counter culture. Collected by Jean-Fran
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