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Hallucinations from Hell: Confessions of an Angry Samoan (Paperback)

Hallucinations from Hell: Confessions of an Angry Samoan By Gregg H. Turner, Gary Panter (Illustrator), Mindy Turner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gregg H. Turner, Gary Panter (Illustrator), Mindy Turner (Illustrator)


The Angry Samoans are a hugely influential punk band Gregg Turner was a founding member of in 1978In 2021, much of the Angry Samoans discography will be re-releasedWhen live events resume, Gregg Turner will be touring with his band The Oblivians to help promote the book and the albumsFeatures art by Gary Panter, who designed sets for Pee-wee's Playhouse and won a Klein award for his cartooning

About the Author

Gregg Turner first emerged from the rock crit heart of darkness in the mid 1970s as a contributing writer to Back Door Man magazine, an LA-oriented fanzine gushing vitriol and bile per anything hard rawk and roll. The "bile" part of this was noticed by the astute editors of Creem magazine, who apparently needed someone to "chop meat" (Blondie producer Mike Chapman suggested Turner pursue butchery as a career for an unflattering Suzie Quatro review). Turner posted a relatively long meat-chopping tenure at Creem from 1976-1988. He first cut musical teeth in the 1976 proto-punk band from LA called VOM (as in vomit) which lasted two improbable years and ultimately morphed into the Angry Samoans. The Sam's gained a rather sizable following in the 1980s, purveying catchy tunes encouraging their fans to poke their eyes out ("Lights Out") and consider saving "Hitler's Cock." Turner currently persists with solo recording misadventures, a third LP expected by August 2021. Dr. Turner moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1993, still lives there, and has two teenage daughters, Nico and Scarlet. He was a tenured mathematics professor at New Mexico Highlands University until recently retiring. He received his PhD in mathematics from Claremont Graduate University in 1991. The title of his 1991 doctoral dissertation was Stabilization of Hybrid Control Systems in the Presence of Feedback Delays." Lack of "Control" and "Feedback" seemingly an ongoing issue with the dude since he first set ears to the Velvet Underground's White Light/While Heat at age fourteen.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781644282205
ISBN-10: 1644282208
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English

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