np: np, nd. 51 homemade record covers, 44 pieces of original art, and 2 clamp binders containing inkjet printed histories and backstories. Original collage and holograph illustration pasted to commercial record covers, 12 x 12 in. Original works on paper - collage and holograph illustration measuring 11 x 11 1/3 in. to 11 x 14 in. Two clamp binders [The Rock Invasion by Lens and Rock Invasion II] with hand pasted covers, 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. and 10 x 11 1/2 in. Unpaginated.  pp +  pp, inkjet printed on rectos only and some holograph notation. The Rock Invasion by Lens handmade cover has separated from the binder, though it is still present. All items very good to near fine. Item #5447
Substantial, unique collection of incredible fan / folk art focused on psychedelic and progressive rock - 51 handmade record covers, an additional 44 pieces of original artwork, and a book length detailed text full of the histories of these imaginary musicians.
Produced by an unknown artist, this collection constitutes an entire world of music fandom, existing solely in the creator’s mind. Each record cover is a unique piece of collage and holograph illustration, complete with song listings, credits, and liner notes. The two notebooks, made up entirely of supposed record reviews, describe in great detail the sounds, influences, performances, and the lives of dozens of entirely imaginary musicians. This dedicated fan was likely inspired by the worldbuilding trend in psychedelic and prog rock, taking it to dimensions and lengths no commercial bands or musicians ever did. Most of the music discussed is supposed to have been released in the late 1960s and early 1970s and though there are allusions to real musicians and events including the Beatles, David Bowie, and the Monterey Pop Festival, the albums
discussed are entirely fictitious.
Band and record names include Mars Guardsmen, Midnight of No Mercy, Butterfly Gypsy Band, 25th Regiment, Stoned Ocean,
Reflections in a Pool of Thought, Phallacy, and World Through Our Eyes - and many, many more. Interestingly, imagery of soldiers and war are recurring throughout the collection, though not elaborated on in the writing.
An incredible piece of manic folk art, music fandom, and world building - nearly 100 unique items. Item level inventory available upon request.