Cat.No: 301534 Devil and Sun Spots
Devil and Sun Spots

Devil and Sun Spots

San Francisco: [1969-?]. Pamphlet. [28p.], mimeographed 8.5x11 inch sheets originally stapled at left; those staples have been removed but another staple added in the corner. Inscribed at the top of the front cover by Ernie Brill (contributor of a short story), "In solidarity, Ernie Brill, SF State Strike 1968-2023 and still going strong."

Student poetry and prose, much of it reflective of the student strike at SF State. Stan Rice and Nanos Valoritus contribute poems. Includes an interview with Pat Gleeson discussing the English department's failure to grant him tenure, which he attributed in part to his countercultural personality and sympathy for the strike. Gleeson made the most of an alternative career after leaving the school in 1968 - he opened the Different Fur recording studio in San Francisco, and gained a reputation for his expertise with the Moog synthesizer. He worked with Herbie Hancock in the early 1970s, and went on to record and support other bands in addition to recording a number of his own albums. Ernie Brill, our source for this item, states that it was a one-off project of a group from the English department at SF State after the strike.

Cat.No: 301534

Price: $75.00