Focus on counterculture, exploring sexual practices and social attitudes toward them, with articles by and about counterculture notables, contemporary politics, rock and blues musicians; several issues with poetry.
Content: Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, collages, psychedelic drawings, and cartoons by R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Greg Irons, and others, often including naked men and women.
Statement of responsibility: Published by Christopher Weills, and edited by Gerard van der Leun, Jon Stewart, and Howard Pearlstein.
Date/sequential designation: V. 1, no. 2 with incorrect date ("September, 1984") on front cover.
V. 1 no. 1 includes interview with Allen Ginsberg by Gerard Van der Leun, featuring a discussion of Timothy Leary's arrest on drug charges; v. 1, no. 2 with article by Jon Stewart on Taos communes; v. 1, no. 3, with article by Jack Flash on film director Kenneth Anger, and interview with blues guitarist/singer B. B. King by Sam Silver; v. 1, no. 4 features articles and personal narratives about child-birth, and an interview with film director Paul Morrissey by Scott Winokur; v. 1, no. 5 with articles on the New Right and on "The Canonization of Ayn Rand" by Jon Stewart, and an article on John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and primal scream therapy by Roland Jacopetti; v. 1, no. 6 includes an interview with members of the rock band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen by Dick Lupoff; v. 1, no. 7 with an article by Jon Stewart on the election of radical politicians in Berkeley and an interview with rock singer/song writer "Country" Joe McDonald with Sam Silver; v. 1, no. 8 contains articles on motorcycles and American culture, an interview with rock guitarist Jerry Garcia by Frank Fedele, an article on H. P. Lovecraft by Dick Lupoff, and an interview with Melvin Van Peebles by Howard Pearlstein; v. 1, no. 9 with articles and a comic strip on heroin use in the U.S. armed services, an article on the destructive effects of heroin use on the counterculture, an interview with Jerry Lee Lewis by Dick Lupoff, and a poem by Gary Snyder ("Control Burn").
Numbering: Issue for July 1971 lacks vol. numbering, but constitutes v. 1, no. 9.
Acquisition: Purchase; Maggs Bros.; May 2010; 007251 (copy 1 of v. 1, no. 2)
Acquisition: Purchase; Peter Bernett; February 3, 2012; 008122 (v. 1, no. 1-9)