Item #39384 INCENSE #13 (Buffalo, NY: Trans-Love Energies Unlimited Commune, September 1967).


INCENSE #13 (Buffalo, NY: Trans-Love Energies Unlimited Commune, September 1967).

Ed. Mike Aldrich. 4to. 24 mimeographed typescript sheets, printed rectos only on different colour paper stocks, alternated with dittoed duplicated sheets in aniline purple. Stapled at top corner. Subtitled Incense Terah, International Edition.

Aldrich founded the first college chapter of LEMAR (Legalise Marijuana) at SUNY-Buffalo in 1967, and it appears he produced Incense as an outpost of Trans-Love Energies Unlimited, the "total cooperative tribal living and working commune" recently founded in Detroit by John Sinclair, Leni Sinclair and Gary Grimshaw (Trans-Love was the successor to the Artists' Workshop and produced rock concerts, light shows, books, pamphlets, posters, and the Warren Forest Sun newspaper, as well as serving as a co-operative booking agency for the MC5 and the Stooges).

This issue celebrates "the coming-together of hippies, students, and the Road Vultures in Buffalo" (a local motorocycle club whose clubhouse had recently been raided by the police, as reported by its president in a loosely inserted mimeo), and its contents are almost entirely written by Aldrich. They include his lengthy editorial on revolution, inspired by Regis Debray, taking in the Road Vultures raid and much else, plus "Dope To Fresh", advice on drugs for incoming freshmen; 4pp. on Hassan-I-Sabbah ("The Old Man of the Mountain"); info on SUNYAB LEMAR, The Warren Forest Sun and Guerrilla; and more.

Produced at the English Dept. SUNY at Buffalo and printed on Allen de Loach's mimeo machine in an edition of probably no more than 300 copies. Minor age-toning to cover edges, o/w Very Good plus.