Fuzz, Acid and Flowers
A Comprehensive Guide to American Garage, Psychedelic and Hippie Rock (1964 - 1975)
Author: Vernon Joynson
Publication date: 1993 (2nd edition 1994)
A detailed guide to US psychedelia, garage and hippie rock of the 1964-75 era. It provides an A-Z listing of relevant artists with discographies, personnel details, band histories, comment on the music and, in some cases, includes the personal recollections of band members. Individual entries also include details of reissues, appearances on retrospective compilations and chart entries. There is also a rarity scale for albums. At the end of the book there is a list of all compilations referred to with label details. At the time of publication it was the most comprehensive and detailed encyclopaedic guide of this era.
Includes a one and a half page section about the Grateful Dead covering their recording up to the release of Europe '72.
This book is an expanded version of an earlier book by Joynson The Flashback which was published in 1988. The Grateful Dead section is more or less the same in the two books.