For those interested in learning more about Neal Cassady, there is a wealth of material about this amazing man. I began to collect this list with the help of many helpful souls who responded to my Cassady Quest postings many months ago. I keep updating it as I read new dead-flames postings. If anyone has any corrections or additions to this listing, by all means send me e-mail and I will update it and repost.
Books and other writings, by author...
The First Third, autobiography
Grace Beats Karma, letters by Neal Cassady
Also a huge, huge collection of letters stored at the University of Texas.
Who Was Cowboy Neal?, article in Blair Jackson's "Goin Down the Road"
On The Road, Dharma Bums, The Subterraneans, Visions of Cody, Desolation Angels, Big Sur, Book of Dreams
John Clellon Holmes:
Go, Nothing to Declare
Howl, misc. poems
As Ever (collected letters to/from Neal)
Off the Road, Heartbeats
The Further Inquiry, Kesey's Garage Sale, Demon Box, The Day After Superman Died
The Beat Reader
The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Spit In The Ocean #6, edited by Ken Babbs
On The Bus
The Dead Book
The Holy Goof
Hog Farm (out of print)
Something Good For A Change: Random Notes on Peace Through Living (autobiographical novel)
The Hells Angels
Jack's Book, edited by Gifford and Lee
The Beat Vision, edited by Arthur & Kit Knight
Key-Z Productions, Eugene, Oregon:
Neal Cassady (random film clips)
The Merry Pranksters (bus movie video footage)
The Acid Test (video)
FURTHER!, and FURTHERMORE
KEN KESEY'S AMERICAN DREAM
Drive Alive (audio cassette, KeyZ Prod.)
Neal Cassady Sampler (audio cassette)
compiled by Ken Babbs
Neal Cassady Acid Test Rap
floppy record from Harrison's Dead book
Neal and the Three Stooges
from The Birth of Bop read by J. Kerouac
Internet Connection...(courtesy Levi Asher)
If you have WWW access (through Mosaic, Lynx, MacWeb, WinWeb, or anything else) there's a lot of stuff about Neal in my Jack Kerouac/Allen Ginsberg WWW Site, Literary Kicks. It's at :
OK, time to grovel, again. Someone mentioned Neal Cassady introduced the Dead on stage at a couple Fillmore shows in 1967. Does that ring a bell to anyone out there? Does anybody have tapes of these shows? I'd love to hear Neal do his thing in the proper context of a dead concert.
"...let the words be yours,
I'm done with mine."