Friday, February 27, 2009

Groovy Man, Like Far Out

I work in a fairly sterile office environment, so it's always fun to go out to one of our branches and weed through their adult fiction. You think cover art is atrocious now? Yeah, nothing close to as horrifying as the decade in publishing that was the 1970s. I came across this gem today, published back in 1971.

Scary, isn't it? Like a really bad acid trip. The kind of acid trip they always depict in those anti-drug movies where the pretty blond girl-next-door loses her mind and jumps out of a 20-story window because she wants to fly, fly, fly like a bird.

There are days I'm glad I don't remember the 1970s, and this would be one of them. ::shudder::

Power to the people dude!

9 comments:

iasa said...

I have to admit, I would so read that book based solely on the cover.

Big Sis said...

Right on man! I'm with lasa. That cover is AWESOME!! I miss the 70's.

Lori said...

It's a Jerry Garcia chia pet. What could be bad about that?

Renee said...

Awesome! I think my sister dated a guy who looked like that.

Kristie (J) said...

He looks not unlike the new version of Joaquin Phoenix

Rosie said...

Hey! I say, "Power to the People" all the time and raise my fist. Of course everyone looks at me like the lame-o I am.

Oh and what Kristie said about how that guy looks.

JamiSings said...

Actually I think the cover's kind of cool. Course I was born in 1976 so I tend to be a little biased about that time period. And yes, I remember little bits and pieces about it.

Lori said...

K. Digesting. You don't remember the 70s?

LOL Kristie. True.

Wendy said...

Lori: I was a wee little Super Librarian during the latter half of the 1970s. Hence, not remembering anything from the decade.....