I have a Black Sparrow hardcover edition of pulp. 1994. Cannot find any info inside about which edition it is. Check out pics. Does anyone here know?
There are a very few known cases of BSP non-first printings having a color title page (I recall one case that was posted here several years ago).
Was your Bring Me Your Love a second edition or a second printing? It might just be semantics.I had a second edition Bring Me Your Love with a color title page. It also had a black cloth spine and labeled title on the spine.
I also had a Love is a Dog From Hell with a color page and a black (regular) spine. This one had a color page and there was nothing (other than the spine) to indicate it was not a first trade edition. That was a really weird one.
Krumhansl lists the HC versions of LiaDFH as such:I wish I had scanned the whole Love is a Dog From Hell, but it was a signed book in perfect condition and I did not want to fuck with it too much. Krumhansl says the first edition had a "red corduroy cloth backstrip." That's clearly not the case with the photos I uploaded. I advertised the book as a later printing because of that.
in the immortal words of peter howard, regarding black sparrow: "there's no truth." meaning, there was no way to document anything definitively, since they constantly messed around with stuff like the spine cloth, color title pages, etc. i've seen all three variants of love is a dog, and i personally think that the red corduroy one looks best.
Great analogy. I remember seeing the Pretenders in '84 at the Worcester Centrum and wondering why I wasn't in my room with the LP cranked drinking a $0.50 beer. Part and parcel of why I like the Grateful Dead. Although post-'75 they didn't take as many chances, they let things ooze out as they happened. Sometimes it did work, sometimes it didn't, and sometimes when it did, it worked to perfection, despite being imperfect.i think about it like going to see a band who puts on an amazing show even though they fuck up a few times vs. going to see rush, who plays the songs note-perfect to the point that it's like listening to the album really loud.
It seems like the "rules" came about through observation and Krumhansl, not necessarily from Black Sparrow itself.
But Martin/BSP alone wasn't enough to take him out of East Hollywood. Not until the last few years of his life, anyway