Paul Major is the frontman of New York, no-frills rock band Endless Boogie, which formed in 1997 in Brooklyn. While he’s known as an “underground rock and roller”, Paul is a pioneering record collector and his influence has been relatively unsung until now. In a new book titled, Feel the Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major, published by Anthology Editions, readers are set to be taken on a wild ride that rectifies this, starting with his early days in the midwest of America, followed by his years spent in the New York punk scene, most notably as part of the metal band the Sorcerers.
We’re then taken on a historical tour of music via his mind-blowing career “as a connoisseur of the weirdest records of all time”, which took off when Paul began a mail-order LP business. His catalogues became “must-reads” for their scintillating mix of rare “crate-digging” knowledge and his music writing which was seen as “holy texts for psychedelic lifers the world over”.
The book is littered with unseen photographs from Paul’s own scrapbooks, rare record covers and DIY ephemera accompanied by Paul’s notes, which bring the book to life. Alongside Paul’s own writing, the publication features essays by Johan Kugelberg, Jack Streitman, Michael P Daley, Rich Haupt, Stefan Kery, Patrick Lundbord, Geoffrey Weiss, Jesper Eklow and Glenn Terry.
Feel the Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major, published by Anthology Editions is out now and each edition also comes with a special Sorcerers and Endless Boogie split 7” vinyl record.
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