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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Rare Conqueroo Poster from Club Saracen

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Check out this rare original pre-Vulcan Gas Company poster from a short lived 1966 Austin, Texas venue called Club Saracen. Club Saracen was one of the first venues in Austin to take a chance on the new "psychedelic" sound. This Poster was done to promote a show featuring Conqueroo, presented by "the Sacred White Mushroom".

The Poster measures approx 10 X 14 and is printed on tan newsprint...

The term Sacred White Mushroom refers to Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly Amanita. This is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita.

Amanita muscaria is famed for its hallucinogenic properties with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol. It was used as an intoxicant and entheogen by the peoples of Siberia and has a religious significance in these cultures.

I have a copy of this poster signed by Charlie Pritchard. He has no recollection of Club Saracen.

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