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Merry Band of Pranksters

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Works: 20 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 3,367 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: HM647, 306.10973
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Most widely held works by Merry Band of Pranksters
Timothy Leary's last trip ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A behind the scences look at the life of Dr. Timothy Leary, pioneer in psychology and consciousness raising in the 1960's
Intrepid Traveller and his Merry Band of Pranksters look for a cool place ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was 1964 and Beatnics, "the Pranksters," and other psychedelic revolutionaries were gathering together in California with Ken Kesey, who had just written "Sometimes a Great notion." The publication party was to be in "Madhattan" in the middle of June. So they bought a bus, painted it and hit the road sharing such adventures as the bus stuck in Arizona and the loss of a Prankster in Houston, plus numerous wild adventures inside the bus, with Neal Cassady at the wheel, rapping and rolling. Following the main feature join them as they take the bus to Britain and Ireland, touring, performing, and widening the consciousness of all they meet
The Acid test ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pack of hippies in a psychedelic-painted bus mix a vat of LSD-spiked coolaid and serve it at a Grateful Dead concert at the Fillmore Ballroom, San Francisco. All dance to the noodles. This is the film of that electric happening
Can you pass the acid test? ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1965 in a recording studio in San Francisco Kesey and Babbs and the Pranksters took over the place to reconnect all the microphones so the Pranksters could get the famous figure eight reverberation configuration working before the Grateful Dead showed up. They came late, and Kesey et. al. were high and kept getting higher as the recording progressed, till by dawn nine hours of takes had been laid down on the eight track
Neal Cassady, Drive 1 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First of the "Drive tapes," recorded in an Old Plymouth station wagon set up with earphones and mike, with Neal Cassady ripping and rapping and ranting and wrenching at the steering wheel and tromping on the foot pedals from midnight to dawn
Neal at the wheel New Jersey Turnpike ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neal Cassady rapping and driving Ken Kesey's bus on the New Jersey Turnpike in the summer of 1964. Experience 50 miles with Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters as Neal Cassady performs his famous NJ Turnpike rap
Acid tests ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1965 in a recording studio in San Francisco Kesey and Babbs and the Pranksters took over the place to reconnect all the microphones so the Pranksters could get the famous figure eight reverberation configuration working before the Grateful Dead showed up. They came late, and Kesey et. al. were high and kept getting higher as the recording progressed, till by dawn nine hours of takes had been laid down on the eight track
Can you pass the acid test? ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One week before LSD became illegal in California, Kesey and Babbs interacted with a crowd in performance at S.F. State, with a live broadcast by the local radio station
The acid test ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neal Cassady, Drive 2 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second of the "Drive tapes," takes up where the first one left off. Recorded in an Old Plymouth station wagon set up with earphones and mike, Neal Cassady rapps and rants and wrenches at the steering wheel while tromping on the foot pedals from midnight to dawn
The Acid test : produced by Laurie Garrett ( Recording )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1967 members of the Merry Pranksters, the Grateful Dead joined with Ken Kesey for a super acid trip in San Francisco. A microphone was present, resulting in a condensed 12 hour trip. Released as an album with very limited printing; it was donated to KPFA to auction off as a part of their 10th anniversary celebration."
Twister ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical play with its theme the end of the world, leading up to the Millenium. Set in the land of Oz, with commentary by a talking skeleton and peopled by archetypes ranging from the Dorothy, the Tinman and the Scarecrow to Elvis and Frankenstein, all scrambled together in ever-bickering banter. Act one's theme is weather--hurricanes, twisters and floods with the appearance of Thor and his weather map. Act two is sickness with the Tinman and Glenda, the Good Witch in a rendition of "Psychogenic infestation," followed by the appearance of Legba, the African god of rhythm. Act three is earthquakes with Frankenstein and Elvis fighting, but then the good angel appears to lead all in the grand "Gloria" finale number
Magic trip Ken Kesey's search for a kool place ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest, ' set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair, joined by 'The Merry Band of Pranksters, ' a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac's 'On the Road, ' and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus
The Merry pranksters ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An in-depth look at the Pranksters including interviews with Ken Kesey and others and footage of Neal Cassady
Neal at the wheel New Jersey Turnpike ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Merry Pranksters
Languages
English (29)
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