"Acid Archives a book offshoot from LYSERGIA by site operator Patrick Lundborg with help from unindicted co-conspirators Aaron Milenski and Ron Moore is already in its second printing. The book covers the American and Canadian rock underground from 1965 - 1982 and if you are a regular reader of NBT, then you're going to want to check it out. The book, ostensibly a collector's buying guide, focuses on giving rarity and value ratings to over 4,000 (many hopelessly obscure) vinyl LPs from the aforementioned time and place, but functions as so much more. Plus, many of the vinyl rarities are easily obtainable in CD format. New light is shed on some familiar names--Music Machine, Chocolate Watchband, David Crosby (!)--by the authors who write from an enthusiast's rather than a collector's perspective, but the bulk of the book is given to things like this about Boyd McCoy of Rochester, NY and his band's live '72 rouser: ". . .a live example of prime drink-spilling lounge music made up of mostly hard rock and soulful funk cover songs. Instead of the usual homogenized, family friendly lounge act, Boyd and the boys are a trashy, grungy and out-of-control intoxicated whirlwind.!" I don't know about you, but my interest is piqued. AA can be divided roughly into five broad categories psych, prog, garage, folk and outer limits. Many of the records covered began as self-produced basement jobs (Stone Harbour, 1971 Ohio "Extraordinary . . . basement psych with songs fading in and out of the speakers, cavemen drums, primitive electronics and murky fuzz lurking in the background") or intriguingly unclassifiable--and often tortured--swipes at "art"(Robbie the Werewolf 1964 L.A. "Remarkable early private press that manages to be a folk LP and a parody of a folk LP at the same time. Half of it is monster-fan-piss-takes on standards such as . . ."Tip Toe Through the Tulips" the other half is Robbie originals hitting an unforgettable apex with the echo-laden Count Dracula track, "...watch out for those vampires some of them are QUEER.") Foreword by Mr. Mike Stax who gives the word, " ...englightened music listeners can separate the hip from the hyped, and begin to navigate their way more readily through the strange and fascinating world of Underground sounds." Oh, and lots of cool pix too. Check with SUBLIMINAL SOUNDS if you want to score a copy."