Greendale by Neil Young. Illustrated by James Mazzeo. Sanctuary Publishing, Ltd. (2004). Pages not numbered. ISBN-10: 1860746225. Full page insciption, "To/ CAYENNE & Joe/ENJOY & LONG/MAY WE RUN!!/Mazzeo/Boulder Creek,CALIFORNIA/2009/SKYVIEW ACRES" with a sketch by the artist, Mazzeo. Paperback. There is light cover edge wear and a slight bump on the lower cover tip. Some rubbing to the bottom of the page block. The published crease for opening the front cover has been opened, presumably, at least for Mazzeo to inscribe and draw. Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings. Pages are flat without creases, folds or dog-earing. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. Photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. BK10a
"In Greendale, Neil Young masterfully blended his activist bent with a poetic perversity and the irresistible musical hooks that have made him a legend. In his compelling tale of a multi-generational family living in a small town in California, a cop is murdered, Cousin Jed is arrested, Grandpa confronts the subsequent media onslaught with tragic results and granddaughter Sun Green becomes an environmental activist. Joining the music CD, the elaborately-staged concerts, the movie, and the DVD, this book provides a satisfying literary and visual complement to the multimedia masterpiece that is Neil Young’s Greendale." from a bookseller's sales blurb.
"Mazzeo was befriended and inspired by cultural heroes such as Bill Graham, Ken Kesey, Alan Watts, Varga, Roger Sommers, Gary Synder, PigPen, Steve Mann, Mose Allison, Melvin Belli, Paul Kressner, Lenny Bruce, Lawrence Ferlingetti and others." 1966: "Mazzeo joins his first rock and roll band from Los Angeles. They were called The West Coast Pop-Art Experimental Band. In the process Mazzeo becomes the first one man psychedelic light show in the United States." - from Mazzeo's website. Mazzeo has befriended and performed with :Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Paul Butterfield, Jim Morrison and the Doors, the Velvet Underground among others. His long association with Niel Young started in 1971.