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Just finished Hells Angels by HST for the second time....good read after 3-4 years. It's needs some pictures but what can you do?

There is evidence of man on man kissing even back then......guess those who keep the tongue to themselves are the L7's.





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My wife got me the original wild ones (the boozefighters book) for V-day. It's been cool so far. but I'm only on page 26. :D I've wanted to pick up that HST book for a while now. Maybe after I finish this boozefighters book.
 

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I read Hells Angels by Sonny Barger a while ago.. A very cool book. Took me a while to get through it.. (Sonny is talking shit about HST in that one by the way.

Last week I started Soul on Bikes... I read that one from front to back in a week! Awesome piece! I like it even better than Hells Angel...

I started the Booze Fighters book the other day.
 

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I've been reading the Boozefighters book on and off in between chapters of the spy book I picked up at the same time. Both books are really good so far - almost done with the spy book so I can concentrate on the Boozefighters.
 

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i havent read hell angles in year. i'm a big fan of hunter. althought fear and loathing on the campain trail is a ruff read.

right now i'm waitin' for my pal to finish and gimme the LEMMY bio.
 

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Polock Joe said:
There is evidence of man on man kissing even back then......guess those who keep the tongue to themselves are the L7's.
that shit goes back to the good old days in rome . . . no harm in showing some class , brokeback style ! ! !

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that shit goes back to the good old days in rome . . . no harm in showing some class , brokeback style ! ! !

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back in my patchholder days i had a bro that was big on giving drunk sloppy kisses. found out years later the sob was double gaited ! (sure was a good kisser though :p )
 

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Great books...all of them. The Boozefighters book was a bit too nostalgic. Almost read like a history text book compared to Sonny's and HST's accounts of the Hells Angels. Still, all great. "Soul on Bikes" was amazing. Even Sonny's "Freedom" was a one night, awesome read. As was his venture into "fiction" with "Dead in Five Heartbeats." If you've read all of them, try "Street Justice" by Chuck Zito. That was a good read as well. And let's not forget "Rockers" by Johnny Stuart.

 

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As far as the BFMC book being a nostalgic history book, I think that was the point, get the originals stories down before they are gone. Face it, we all look back on our younger days with a bit of nostalgia / boasting. I've enjoyed the book - these guys were with a club for the right reason - brotherhood, fun. Our day to day lives are filled with enough drama that we dont need more when we are trying to unwind and relax...

Read Sonny Bargers books and enjoyed them as well, need to keep in mind the perspective they are coming from and the fact that history is always written by the winners, have yet to read HST or any other version of the story. Very important to get your info from many different sides...
As an aside, here is a pic of Sonny signing a bottle of his beer for me, he was very corgial - told him I enjoyed his book and he seemed very appreciative, approachable...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/Danjc/rally006.jpg
 

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I wish I could read. I can read, but when I do I fall asleep in minutes, I don't care what it is. school was a bitch.

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Soul on Bikes--Saw that Barger is included as an author on the book and also wrote the foreword. Is he just on there to raise hype or is he really contributing to the writing?

Guess I'll find out when I get teh copy but just curious.....
 

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I picked up Tompson in the 9th grade. Hunter S. made me LOATHE politicians and LOVE bikers. I read and re-read Hells Angeles many times before I was 25. All those drunken stories. Later I moved to California and opened my shop here on Arminta Street. One day I am working and hanging out with Ed, one of my friends and up walks three guys, two of which I recognize, one is Tony Pizza, Side Hacker from way back and Joe, former president of the Second Club mentioned prominantly in Thompson's book. Third guy is smacking gum like a fiend, little ferret-like guy, introduced to me as none other than Smacky Jack, the free-lance dentist in Thompson's book. I knew I had died and gone to heaven. Since that fateful day, I have met Buzzard, who got a whole page in Hells Angeles and the object of his tonguey, secanol fueled affections, a solid gold gentleman by the name of Doug-E-Poo.

The stories they tell are crazier than Thompson wrote down. To actually know some of these guys is one of the most interesting things in my life. Who would have thought that in Atlanta, Georgia in 1983, I would be hanging out with my heros from Hunter's life.

Long Live HST, "It never got weird enough for me."
 

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my one and only correspondence to date

<TD vAlign=top noWrap align=right width="5%" bgColor=#cccccc>[/TD]<TD bgColor=#e6e6e6> Fritz Clapp <[email protected]> [/TD] <TD vAlign=top noWrap align=right width="5%" bgColor=#cccccc>Sent [/TD]<TD bgColor=#e6e6e6>Thursday, September 8, 2005 5:32 pm[/TD] <TD vAlign=top noWrap align=right width="5%" bgColor=#cccccc>To [/TD]<TD bgColor=#e6e6e6> [email protected] [/TD] <TD vAlign=top noWrap align=right width="5%" bgColor=#cccccc>Subject [/TD]<TD bgColor=#e6e6e6>Re: Hunter S. Thompson Memorial Service Aug. 20th 2005[/TD] <TD vAlign=top noWrap align=right bgColor=#cccccc colSpan=2> Print E-mail [/TD]
Of course we agree with your opinion on this. And even if he had
been invited, Sonny would not have attended that very odd event.

> I think that is completely fucked since it was Mr. Barger who made HST
> an Outlaw Journalist by letting him in, if HST were not let in back
> in 65 would he be the outlaw journalist that he is depicted as in
> memoriam??? --- I think not! No offense to the living or the dead,
> but those Hollywood socialites and the leftist elite that seemed to
> make HST their own probably have his ashes swirling around in a bad
> acid trip right about now, or maybe re-living in another life the
> beating he got in 66 for not paying proper respect to the home team if
> you catch my drift. Regards from the East Coast. PS: my ride is a 47
> flathead 45 stripped to the bone, and it enjoys the streets of NYC as
> often as possible. Please pass this note to Mr. Barger, he MADE
> (hst), and people need to recognize.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Fritz Clapp <[email protected]>
> Date: Thursday, September 8, 2005 1:53 pm
> Subject: Re: Hunter S. Thompson Memorial Service Aug. 20th 2005
>
> > > Did Mr. Barger get an invitation?
> > >
> >
> > No, he did not.


 
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