" "The hard core, the outlaw elite, were the Hell’s Angels… wearing the winged death’s-head on the back of their sleeveless jackets and packing their ‘mamas’ behind them on big ‘chopped hogs.’ They rode with a fine unwashed arrogance, "
Hunter S Thompson:
Illustration by Curtis Livingston
Every now and then I believe it is worth just thinking about Hunter S Thompson and the groundbreaking work he did in his blazing career as a writer. Notice I say ‘writer’ rather than ‘Gonzo Journalist’.
Fear and Loathing, Hells Angels – the whole panoply of his time as a hack was characterised by a tremendous courage. He had the balls to stick his neck above the parapet and tell stories of the real life on the American Road – and mixed with the low life as well as the high life in his series of political campaign reporting.
Check this amazing little vid and track down his work. If you care about the culture and politics of four wheels ands two, then you’ll surely be doing yourself a proper favour
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