After three years the ‘hand-drawn psychedelic bible’ is back, leaving no stone unturned in the quest for mind-blowing illumination.

‘Galactic Zoo Dossier #9’ has over 100 pages on overlooked freak rock bands, heady comics and populist pop-psych.

Contributors include creator Plastic Crimewave, Byron Coley (The Wire), Eric Colin (Ugly Things / Shindig), Avi Spivak (Human Being Lawnmower) and Scott Wilkinson (Ugly Things, Endless Trip).

Contains Interviews with Arthur Brown, Black Widow, Poppy Family, Rodriguez and Mark Fry. Features on Egg & East Of Eden, Collectors & Folklords, Curtis Knight, John Berberian, Psyched Archie & Mad, Kirby, Texas psych scene, Kak, Moody Blues, White Witch.

Trading cards of damaged guitar gods and astral folk maidens, in full colour. The CD compilation contains unreleased and mind-frying sounds by Mainliner, Secter Syde, Ultima Thule, Mark Fry, Daze Of Night and The Light Company, amongst others.


Chicago-native Plastic Crimewave aka Steve Krakow is known for being a “psychedelic guru” of sorts, and is the creator of the Galactic Zoo Dossier, a hand-drawn magazine published by Drag City featured in Mojo, Spin, etc. He also runs the Galactic Zoo Disk reissue label imprint, draws/writes bi-weekly “info-strip” Secret History of Chicago Music for the Chicago Reader, has drawn numerous posters and album covers, books the MIllion Tongues festival, and conducts Celestial Guitarkestras (of up to 70 guitarists).
Since 2001, he’s headed up Plastic Crimewave Sound, a legendary space-punk ensemble Julian Cope described as “outtasite.” Crimewave also plays in the avant-prog trio Moonrises, ambient duo Solar Fox, and plays solo electric guitar ragas.

Pick up Galactic Zoo Dossier #9 at Table 6 June 16 & 17th!