For thirteen years, The Publisher That Refuses To Be Tamed has constantly pushed the envelope of socially acceptable literature, which makes it especially surprising that only ONCE (so far) has Parfrey accidentally gone too far, publishing David Hoffman's The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror and inciting the wrath of the #2 JERK in the FBI, who sued for libel and had all non-sold copies destroyed. One can only imagine what wrath might come down on Parfrey's head if (when? WHEN?!??!) he releases the premier work on the 9/11 conspiracy (PLEASE???).
Actually, whoever publishes that book is fairly likely to be assassinated, so you better sleep on it. Parfrey Parfrey, better sleep on it. Better sleep on it and give me an answer in the morning.
I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW! WILL YOU PUBLISH? WILL YOU PUBLISH THIS BOOK AND CAN I READ THIS? CAN I AT LEAST TAKE A PEEK AND WILL IT MAKE ME SO HAPPY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE? WILL IT TAKE ME AWAY, WILL IT CAUSE ME SOME STRIFE? I GOTTA KNOW RIGHT NOW! BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER - WILL YOU PUBLISH THE TWIN TOWERS OF TERROR?
Signed, "Weird Al" Yankovic
So being a music guy listening to The Fall's "Marquis Cha-Cha" even right now today, why was I so interested in interviewing Adam Parfrey? Well, mainly because I love so many of the books he publishes. But also, in the interest of web site continuity, there are a couple of musical connections. The first is that he has published several "must own" music books, including Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs, Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, American Hardcore: A Tribal History, Loser: The Real Seattle Music Story, Tape Op: The Book about Creative Music Recording and The Covert War Against Rock. The second and final connection is that Parfrey has a recording career of his own, with a band called "The Tards" that heartlessly mocks those unfortunate children born with developmental disorders through no fault of their own (hey - I never said I had to agree with everything he's done to like him!).
In addition to "The Tards," he has released an extremely entertaining solo CD of sKKKrewy covers and evi666l originals (that 666 thing didn't work at all) called A Sordid Evening Of Sonic Sorrows, featuring guest appearances by famed hardcore act Poison Idea, famed Social Darwinist/industrial musician Boyd Rice, famed Goad Jim (discussed in full detail in the first paragraph above, when I summed up all of his life accomplishments and every single aspect of his character in seven words) and some other friends of the artist. He also played a major role in a bizarre theme CD that came out on Ampetamine Reptile years ago under the name S*W*A*T.
That's my justification - here's my interview. I would of course like to thank Mr. Parfrey profusely for graciously taking time out of what must be a ridiculously busy schedule to provide me with an interview that I hope you people find as compelling as I did. Even if for some reason you don't like his books, you must admit that the guy has guts. He's literally risking his life with nearly every book he puts out. My questions are in bold; his answers simply are bold.
BAM!!! Did you catch what I did there!?!??! That's why that guy on the AC/DC page said about my writing, "YOU COULD CHOP OFF MY NUTS AND PLAY YANI AND I WOULDENT CHANGE MY MIND. NO ONE WILL EVER COME CLOSE TO THIS SHIT, THIS IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!!" He was using the term Back In Black as a sort of euphemism for my writing.
I've heard certain people on both the right and left accuse you of promoting (through your books) social Darwinism, self-centered "pleasure first" Satanism and Nazi-style brutality as "cool" underground ideas to be bandied about. In the name of setting the record straight right at the beginning, would you mind briefly explaining your own political/philosophical beliefs and how they relate to the material you publish?
I spoke today with Hedi el Kholti, a designer I'm using who's also a friend, about my "aesthetic," and problems we've been facing in regards to what we do. This country, particularly now, is so absolutely sheltered/cloistered/na‹ve/stupid/evasive, the best and most interesting work to be done is simply telling the truth as best you can.
There is practically no way a human can survive on this planet without evincing some sort of political incorrectitude, and I'm not talking about Bill Maher, either. I live in Los Angeles, where at this moment an incredible thing is taking place, unlike anything else in the history of mankind, according to historians - and even a quite PC Asian bureaucrat who headed a race relations office for the City of Los Angeles, whom I interviewed for a column I once wrote for the San Diego Reader ("HelL.A."). This bureaucrat told me that there has never been such a reorientation of ethnicities and races in the human history, as in the City of Los Angeles, and the State of California, or on a broader level, what's going on in the United States. Personally, I find the Balkanization of the races here fascinating, but it truly is, at a wide-angle view, a very curious thing that no one can look at with honesty without being termed a racist or a neo-Nazi. Next spring I'm publishing a book version of a cholo gang magazine by one Reynaldo Berrios called "Mi Vida Loca." Reynaldo is all about "Aztlan" -- the idea that brown-skinned people will retake North America from the honkies in any way possible. It occurred to me that this is not a good time to be light-skinned. The planet is overpopulated, and with that overpopulation comes the ruin of the planet. The melting of glaciers, the overproduction of radioactive and other toxins. Overfishing. The ruination of species diversity. Deforestation. The prospect is not a good one, not one that makes me want to add to the problem by reproducing, or to create more honkies when it's quite apparent that the honkies' time is up. And rightly so. They fucked up. But it does not appear to me that the brown skinned have any interest, or even acknowledgement of, planetary problems. In the not too distant future I see a fight between people in vastly overpopulated areas, for water and food. The moneyed will have the ability, as they do now, to shelter themselves here and there, but it won't be a pleasant situation for most people alive. This apocalyptic scenario is a basic recognition of current affairs, and how they're playing out.
The idea of Social Darwinism, as purveyed by Boyd Rice, is optimistic, I think. In any other era, a country that is overcome by immigrants of racial difference would have been called an "invasion." I live in a Mexican gang neighborhood, gunfire every night. Many of the Mexicans who move here aren't aware that we have flush toilets, so many deposit their babies' shitty diapers in public places. In my neighborhood, it seems to be a disadvantage to use the English language. All the billboards, store signs and signs at places like the Department of Motor Vehicles are in Spanish. All public music is Noteno mariachi stuff. What might happen when these people cannot get food stamps or welfare? What about a simple drought, or severe economic situation? Will everybody be nice and pleasant, and talk about Jennifer Lopez fondly? I don't look forward to those times, but I do have front row seats to the apocalypse.
Reading too many of your books has made me extremely susceptible to conspiracy theories. Specifically, as a NYC dweller who had the displeasure of experiencing the 9/11 attacks first-hand, I've become kind of obsessed with the idea that Bush and the CIA knew something was going to happen and they allowed it to happen to further their agenda in the middle east. Has anybody submitted a manuscript about this? What is your opinion about these ideas and of Bush & his regime in general?
It is no secret that the American government was warned in advance of the 9/11 operation by Israeli intelligence, and by at least several other countries. It came out that an FBI operative found out about the operation and warned his higher-ups. It's also no secret that the Bin Laden family has close business ties to Bush's family, and that FBI and CIA investigations into Osama Bin Laden were called off at the highest levels. What does this mean? Either that this country is so appallingly out of touch and fucked up that even the most basic intelligence gathering cannot be done, or that there is a corruption so appalling at the highest possible levels that Idi Amin looks like Gandhi by contrast. Or perhaps 9/11 was welcomed in as a plan to assist the Bush administration and its corporate backers. It's hard to believe this, but it's obvious that no one can become President without corrupt assistance. I thought the Clinton Administration was bad enough, but the Snitch Culture being welcomed into our country by its power structure promises an end to this thing known as a constitution. I've always hated this rah rah patriot stuff, but if you look at who brought in the American constitution, people like Paine and Jefferson, they were great people with great ideas. Paine was considered a Satanist in his day and age, and Ezra Pound wrote of Jefferson with admiration as being like who? Mussolini! Paine was a full-fledged atheist. Those two guys would have been hated by the likes of John Ashcroft. What we have here is an end of an empire, and probably a shabby and shitty form of apocalypse.
I imagine you must get a lot of correspondence and submissions from kooks so out there that you aren't even sure what to do with them. Do any in particular stand out? Any submissions that you felt were a little too sick or unbalanced to publish? Or any creepy fans stalking you or anything like that?
There have been some idiot Satanists who think they're the reincarnated Anton LaVey, or better (or worse). Strangely enough, they feel that their publishing chances become greater if they threaten my life when Feral House fails to publish their copy of the Satanic Bible. Anton LaVey was a great and entertaining guy, but I'm sorry to say that there are a lot of self-declared Satanists who are drawn to being considered the evilest guy on earth. And in Norway there were black metallers who hated LaVey because they considered him a humanist. Which he may well have been, actually.
Of the groups and individuals you have covered in your own books, which did you feel were (a) the most despicable/corrupt and (b) the most misunderstood and deserving of respect that they were unable to garner because of their socially unacceptable beliefs?
Quite often the people considered "evil" and "rotten" by the mainstream, like Anton and Boyd Rice, and Michael Moynihan, and Peter Sotos, are really the kindest and most dependable guys I've ever met. But people who need to be considered do-gooders, and are painted by the mainstream press as being so wonderful and beautiful, are often extremely stuck on themselves, and are focused on their reputation. Anything they do tends to be for reputation, for show. And on a personal, one to one level, quite often they're pieces of shit.
This is not saying anything new, but I'm totally distrustful of politicians. Only sociopaths are able to be politicians.
How did your solo CD come about? Are you friends with Poison Idea? Is there any reason that you decided to focus mostly on cover tunes rather than original material? As much as I get a kick out of your covers (and they DO make me think twice about the lyrics, hearing you perform them!), I think your originals are the most interesting tracks on there. They made me hunger for more!
When I moved to Portland for a few years in the mid-90s I befriended the Poison Idea crew, and enjoyed recording some things with them. The first recording, made with Boyd Rice, was inspired by this cut-out record I found for 29 cents, a Rounder Records LP with retarded children writing and singing. The recording was pretty remarkable despite the cheesy Casio keyboard from their teacher/overseer at Widney High in South Central L.A. I found this LP at a time when every celebrity made sure to be seen hugging and kissing retarded children on Special Olympic broadcasts. Billboards showed Down's Syndrome victims making burgers at McDonalds. Society was going through its retard obsession, and celebrities combated one another to appear the most tard-friendly. The weirdness, the hypocrisy of it, astonished me: the attempt to make the retarded appear just like you or me, except that they are better because they have overcome all disadvantages. Like cretinous Supermen. But then when they're put on television shows and on records, it's a freak show, particularly the result of the pretense of normality. So we had this super-weird spectacle for a number of years, but it has since been put out to pasture - huge lies told to celebrate victim culture, against common sense and Darwinistic truisms. So we could see Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian Oak, hugging and kissing drooling, cross-eyed kids running laps. It confused and astonished me. What were we celebrating? Who was the new superman? Schwarzenegger or the drooler? Thus began my group The Tards, with our first single put out by Sympathy for the Record Industry as an eight-inch EP, complete with a manifesto enclosed by the retarded superhuman superheroes, who announced the high-IQ as being their enemy. The EP included a picture of a new doll I found: Dolly Downs, manufactured to help us all love, fondle and wish to become retarded. Exotica was also becoming a big fad at the time, so Boyd and I did a version of "Quiet Village," which had Down's Syndrome superheroes doing bird calls.
My solo CD project was put out by Frank Kozik's now defunct Man's Ruin label. It had some Tards songs, and things recorded for Boyd's project, Hatesville, which was our take on Rod McKuen's Beatsville record, and some assorted nonsense. I agree with you that my own songs came out better than expected.
What was the idea behind the SWAT project? I first heard it right when it came out (as a huge AmRep fan) and, not yet knowing who all you folks were, was extremely confused! I understood that it was a "piss-take," but it was such an ODD one! Whose idea was that anyway?
The SWAT project occurred after doing an article on a SWAT convention I attended in Orlando, Florida. This was a time when domestic police was becoming militarized, and it truly disturbed me that those in charge were so big on making soldiers of cops. I went to that convention to try and find out what was going through these guys' heads. It turned out that they absolutely believed that they were different and better than your average civilian. They also distrusted, but quietly, the federal organizations, like ATF and FBI. It seemed like it would be interesting to record an album as if it were done by SWAT cops. I had recorded the police scanner during the LA riots, and used it to convert "Shaft" into "SWAT." Trucking music, the pro blue collar genre, seemed the right sensibility for some songs, and thus my number, "Formula 409," a take off on "Phantom 309." Jim Goad did a great version of "In The Ghetto," and I did "The Pusher" as if William Shatner was recording it. Jerry A recorded a couple numbers taken from a pro-cop record, and we didn't change more than a couple lines in those two songs, one of which celebrated domestic abuse, cop style. Nick Bougas ended the record as if he were a Southern cop doing Karaoke. People couldn't understand whether the record was pro-cop or just an obtuse putdown. In the end it was a little of both. I liked the chameleonic sensibility. If you understand something right off, it doesn't make you curious, or make you think, or make you consider what the hell is going on. How many times do you listen to a record, and it makes you do that?
Are there any books that (a) you've had second thought about having published or (b) passed on, and now regret that you did?
I have been guilty of publishing books that are primarily the result of doing a friend a favor, rather than being personally interested in the project. And those have been, I believe, the lesser Feral House tomes. I don't recall passing on a book, and later seeing it published by someone else, though I was offered that George Bush biography, Fortunate Son, the one that was canned by St. Martin's Press and later published by Soft Skull Press. At the time I was dealing with a lawsuit from the former Deputy Chief of the FBI, and I didn't know whether or not I'd be in business, and didn't feel ambitious enough to take on additional harassment from those in power.
Does anything shock you at this point? Or is there anything that would be too disturbing for even you to publish?
I felt that the book I published by G. J. Schaeffer, Killer Fiction, was the masturbatory fantasies, and perhaps reality, of a cop turned serial killer. It is truly an astonishingly vile book, and I published it as a challenge, a challenge to myself. I'm glad that it drifted out of print.
Would you mind quickly recounting the trouble you got into because of the Oklahoma Bombing book you published? How did that case end? Has any other book you've published caused that kind of furor or legal trouble? Or have any groups/individuals you've covered come back to you in anger about how they were presented?
I was forced to settle the lawsuit initiated by Oliver "Buck" Revell, the second most powerful man in the FBI, who had just retired, and perhaps had done so to initiate the lawsuit against Feral House for the Oklahoma City Bombing book - the book said by Gore Vidal in Vanity Fair to be by far the best one on the subject - and now I see articles in the LA Weekly and other publications bringing up what the book did about McVeigh and Nichols' associations with Islamic terrorists. For some reason, PEN, ACLU and First Amendment foundations didn't want to support Feral House against this lawsuit. I was quite na‹ve for not carrying, at the time, legal insurance. The minimum amount demanded by a decent lawyer was a retainer fee of eighty thousand dollars. I couldn't come up with this kind of money, so was forced to settle and put the book out of print. My distributor told me that FBI operatives came to their warehouse to make sure the remaining copies were destroyed. But the book is available online as a free download. This lawsuit was not a pleasant thing, and I was shocked and upset that the ACLU and other good liberal organizations did not think it worthwhile to support a small publisher in a lawsuit taken out by the FBI to destroy a book with information unfavorable to them. The lawsuit seemed to happen very quickly after good reviews started to happen.
I could tell you about other religious organizations that came after me because of a book I published, but I do not wish to create further trouble at this time.
My wife, who is as into Feral House product as I am, insists that there is NO WAY that you are not being watched by.. well, SOMEBODY! FBI, CIA, etc... because of the incendiary material that you choose to publish. Is there any truth to this? Have you ever suspected or seen proof that you are being watched?
On a not-at-all related topic, what pieces have you had published in Hustler? The wife and I have been buying, reading and selling back issues for quite some time, and I'm curious whether I might have read something of yours before I became aware of who you were.
I published quite a few articles in Hustler and Chic, both under my name and pseudonyms in the late 80s to 94 and 95. If you read a number of those magazines, you would have no doubt read my pieces, too.
Another side of Feral House that isn't as often discussed is the awesome entertainment product you release -- lots of fantastic music books, books about Ed Wood and Japanese monster movies, funny stuff like Sex, American Style and Cad -- do you feel that this work represents kind of a "lighter side" of Feral House or do these books attract your attention because certain aspects fit perfectly into the Feral House ethos? (i.e. the record company manipulation detailed in Bubblegum Music.... the decadent violence, sex and drug use in the hardcore and Germs books, etc)? On that note, actually, how exactly would you define the Feral House philosophy?
Most of the books I publish must interest me, personally. And they must be non-fiction. It's curious to contemplate that there's some sort of "ethos" to the books, as if you can tell that a book about The Germs and another about Snitch Culture would be published by the same party.
I'm ashamed to say that I have not yet read your latest book, Extreme Islam, but since I have a backlog of LITERALLY (no joke here) 18 Feral House books that I haven't read yet, as well as about the same number of non-Feral House books that I've picked up during the same period of time, I hope you will forgive me for this. I'll get to it, I promise! My question is -- Would you mind describing the book and the kind of research that you put into it? It seems, in theory at least, a bit different from your usual Apocalypse Culture, Cult Rapture-type books.
Americans are ostriches. Extreme Islam prints the most essential texts against American beliefs and behavior. It also provides background on the Osama Bin-Laden type Muslim, who promotes an internationalist Qur'an-based political system, as opposed to those who are nationalists and would do business with countries whose behavior and beliefs are seen as evil by the Qur'an. Extreme Islam is very much like Apocalypse Culture in that it covers extremist sociology. I always had an interest and collected extremist Islamic material, particularly because it's so hard to find on these shores. One would think that 9/11 would provoke many books like Extreme Islam, but it's the only book that provides such an illustrated compilation. I'd like to put out a revised edition; there's so much material I've come across since its publication, and it could be laid out better. But, again, it's the only thing out there that does not condescend to the reader, and allows him or her to make up her own mind based on primary material.
To a person who has never read a Feral House book before, which one book would you recommend to hook them? Are there one or two books that you think represent the absolute finest works you have to offer?
I think Death Scenes is like The Wisconsin Death Trip (see http://www.wisconsindeathtrip.com/), a classic book of the kind. There are a couple others that I think will be considered classics, in the long run.
Are there any current public or underground figures that you particularly respect for their individualism and refusal to conform to popular ideas that don't appeal to them?
I'd like to contemplate that question and provide an answer later.
What's in the future for Feral House? Any great books coming out that we may not know about yet?
There are several dozen books contracted for, and hopefully they'll be great. I'm also looking into publishing DVDs.
Would you mind quickly describing what we can expect from your upcoming work It's A Man's World, slated for December release?
When pulps dissolved in the late 40s and early 50s, their crew went elsewhere, particularly to a new form: men's adventure magazines, whose reading audience were ex-vets and grizzled war-oriented audiences after WWII and during the Korean War. These men's adventure magazines had some of the most outrageous art I've ever seen, and these will be reproduced. The magazines really give a good idea of the time and place of America in the 50s and early 60s, the patriotic fever not unlike what's going on now, but strange ideas about gender and race, too.
Final Question: Do you feel that the greatest mistake in your life was letting the president of the Girlfriend That Last Saw Elvis Alive Fan Club pass through your fingers (see Cult Rapture)? Do you still keep in touch with this beautiful, sensitive woman?
Call me an optimist. I think I'll overcome my sorrow about this some day.
As Complete A List of Feral House Books As I Can Find (Bold are books I have read and enjoyed and, in the interest of pure honesty, underlined text means that I personally couldn't get into the book, but that doesn't mean you won't!)
15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom
35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush, The
50 Reasons Not to Vote for Bush
Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections
Aleister Crowley And The Ouija Board
American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen
American Hair Metal
American Hardcore: A Tribal History
Apocalypse Culture II
Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design
Assassinations, The: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X
Babylon's Banksters: The Alchemy of Deep Physics, High Finance and Ancient Religion
Beneath The Underground
Big Dead Place: Inside the Strange and Menacing World of Antarctica
Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult
Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator
Bomb, The: The Classic Novel of Anarchist Violence
Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth: The Dark History of Prepubescent Pop, from the Banana Splits to Britney Spears
Carnivals of Life and Death, The
Caught in the Crossfire: Kerry Thornley, Oswald and Garrison's JFK Investigation
Chemtrails, HAARP, and the "Full Spectrum Dominance" of Planet Earth
Cholo Style: Homies, Homegirls and La Raza
Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore
Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes
Cold-Blooded: The Saga of Charles Schmid, The Notorious "Pied Piper of Tucson"
Command to Look, The: A Master Photographer’s Method for Controlling the Human Gaze
Compleat Motherfucker, The: A History Of The Mother Of All Dirty Words
Cosmic Retribution: The Infernal Art of Joe Coleman
Covert War Against Rock, The: What You Don't Know About the Deaths of Jim Morrison, Tupac Shakur, Michael Hutchence, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Ochs, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, John Lennon and The Notorious B.I.G.
Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA
Death Confetti: Pickers, Punks, and Transit Ghosts in Portland, Oregon
Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook
Devil's Notebook, The
Disco's Out...Murder's In!: The True Story of Frank the Shank and L.A.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang
Dope Menace: The Sensational World of Drug Paperbacks
Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War by the Fugitive Reporters of Blog del Narco
Encyclopaedia of Hell: An Invasion Manual for Demons Concerning the Planet Earth and the Human Race Which Infests It
Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler's Jewish Clairvoyant
Essential Mae Brussell, The: Investigations of Fascism in America
Extreme Islam: Anti-American Propaganda of Muslim Fundamentalism
Financial Vipers of Venice: Alchemical Money, Magical Physics, and Banking in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Fix Is In, The: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NHL and NASCAR
Future Primitive Revisited
Garden Of Peculiarities, The
Gates of Janus, The: An Analysis of Serial Murder by England's Most Hated Criminal
Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men: The Surviving Elites of the Cosmic War and Their Hidden Agenda
Graffiti Underworld: Villains, Vandals and Visionaries
Grossed-Out Surgeon Vomits Inside Patient: An Insider's Look at Supermarket Tabloids
Guy Debord, Revolutionary: A Critical Biography
Hollywood's Hellfire Club: The Misadventures of John Barrymore, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn and "The Bundy Drive Boys"
Horizontal Collaboration: The Erotic World of Paris, 1920-1946
Hot Girls of Weimar Berlin, The
I Cried, You Didn't Listen: A Survivor's Expose of the California Youth Authority
Influencing Minds: A Reader in Quotations
Inside The Shadow Government: National Emergencies and the Cult of Secrecy
Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People, The
Isis and Beyond: The Biography of Cecil E. Nixon
It's A Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps
JFK & UFO: Military-Industrial Conspiracy and Cover-Up from Maury Island to Dallas
Jim Goad's Gigantic Book of Sex
Kooks: A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief
Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI
Lexicon Devil: The Short Life and Fast Times of Darby Crash and the Germs
Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground
Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story Of The Process Church Of The Final Judgment
Magician's Dictionary, The
Making of a Serial Killer, The: The Real Story of the Gainesville Murders in the Killer’s Own Words
Manson File, The
Mexican Pulp Art
Ministry of Truth, The: Kim Jong Il's North Korea
Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo!: The Incredible World of Japanese Fantasy Films
Muerte!: Death in Mexican Popular Culture
Neighbors From Hell: An American Bedtime Story
Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood Jr.
Octopus, The: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro
Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror, The
Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication
Orgasmatron: The Heavy Metal Art of Joe Petagno
Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine
Philosopher's Stone, The: Alchemy And The Secret Research For Exotic Matter
Pills A-Go-Go: A Fiendish Investigation into Pill Marketing, Art, History & Consumption
Poop Culture: How America Is Shaped by Its Grossest National Product
Porn & Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture
President and the Provocateur, The: The Parallel Lives of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald
Prisoner Of X: 20 Years in the Hole at Hustler Magazine
Professional Paranoid, The
Propaganda and Holy Writ of The Process Church of The Final Judgment
Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium
Psychic Dictatorship in the U.S.A.
Pulp Macabre: The Art of Lee Brown Coye's Final and Darkest Era
Republican Party Animal: The "Bad Boy of Holocaust History" Blows the Lid Off Hollywood's Secret Right-Wing Underground
Revolution, The: Quotations from Revolution Party Chairman R.U. Sirius
Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society
Rollerderby: The Book
Room With A View
Running On Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization
Russ Columbo And The Crooner Mystique
Satanic Witch, The
Scorched Art: The Incendiary Aesthetic of FlameRite Zippos
Secession: How Vermont and All the Other States Can Save Themselves from the Empire
Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult
Secret King, The: The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism
Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber: Weimar Berlin's Priestess of Depravity
Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History
Secret and Suppressed II: Banned Ideas and Hidden History Into the 21st Century
Secret Life of a Satanist, The: The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey
Several Ways to Die in Mexico City
Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons
Sex, American Style
Sex, Lies and The Dirty
Sexuality, Magic and Perversion
Shelley Unbound: Uncovering Frankenstein's True Creator
Shit Magnet: One Man's Miraculous Ability to Absorb the World's Guilt
Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman
Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties
Snitch Culture: How Citizens are Turned Into the Eyes and Ears of the State
Speed-Speed-Speedfreak: A Fast History of Amphetamine
Strange Creations: Aberrant Ideas of Human Origins from Ancient Astronauts to Aquatic Apes
Struwwelpeter: Fearful Stories and Vile Pictures to Instruct Good Little Folks
Tales of Times Square
Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording
Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. "The Unabomber"
Theater of Fear & Horror: Expanded Edition: The Grisly Spectacle of the Grand Guignol of Paris, 1897-1962
Thee Psychick Bible: Thee Apocryphal Scriptures ov Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Third Mind ov Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth
Top Secret Tourism: Your Travel Guide to Germ Warfare Laboratories, Clandestine Aircraft Bases, and Other Places in the United States You're Not Supposed to Know About
Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs: The Classic Martyrology
Transhumanism, a Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas
True Vampires: Blood-Sucking Killers Past and Present
Trust No One: The Secret World Of Sidney Reilly
Twilight of the Machines
Two Thousand Formulas, Recipes and Trade Secrets: The Classic "Do-It-Yourself" Book of Practical Everyday Chemistry
Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, A Chicana Punk Story
Virtual Government: CIA Mind Control Operations in America
VJ Book, The: Inspirations and Practical Advice for Live Visuals Performance
Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimer Berlin
War Is A Racket: The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated General
Weird World of Eerie Publications, The: Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Minds
When Sex was Dirty
White House Call Girl: The Real Watergate Story
White Nationalist Skinhead Movement, The: UK & USA, 1979-1993
Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin?
Why Bother?: Getting a Life in a Locked-Down Land
Why Hope?: The Stand Against Civilization
X-Rated Bible, The: An Irreverent Survey of Sex in the Scriptures
Ye-Ye!: Girls of ‘60s French Pop Music
You Can't Win
You Will Die: The Burden of Modern Taboos
POST-SCRIPT: After reading my introduction and noticing my objection to the Tards single, Parfrey forwarded me the liner notes to the record so that I would see that it really isn't about making fun of the developmentally disabled. In fact, in a weird way, it completely trashes NORMAL people, not "tards" (though the tracks I've heard could still be construed as "offensive," if you're looking to be offended!). Here are the liner notes:
"SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Mensas) Manifesto"
Black people, Jew people, Women people and all other complainer people: SHUT THE FUCK UP!
You think you've been wronged - look at us tards! We've been under the thumb for a lot longer than you have! We've been screwed over SINCE TIME BEGAN!
We've been weeded out as runts and monsters, snuffed out in the name of eugenic programs. But the so-called Liberals are committing a crime that is much worse. They trot us out in these so-called Special Olympic freak shows to make themselves feel like good guys, like they're doing something good for us. Liberals are parasites and hypocrites and will be snuffed out as they drive their Volvos or sit in heir armchairs looking at collaborator tards on TV!
Smart people make the bombs and germs that kill people!
Smart people cut down the trees and kill the animals that destroy the environment!
Smart people are the cause of all the problems with the world today!
We say, as tards, it's time for us to make the decisions!
We say, as tards, it's time to cut up the smart people!
Even if our hands are deformed, we can shoot the guns and use the knives that kill you! Smart people, WATCH OUT! YOUR TIME IS UP!
Back to...... Prindle. That's all that needs to be said. Prindle. Sailboats, for example.