California: 1986 - 1987.
Unbound. A collection of seven issues of original editorial proof / maquette production pages and one sample issue of the Iron Butterfly fanzine titled *The Unconscious Power*. All items are very good or better.
An extensive collection of 93 maquette pages and one finished sample for the Iron Butterfly fanzine *The Unconscious Power*, published in the mid-1980s. The issues included are numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12. They feature lengthy and detailed interviews and stories with members of Iron Butterfly, their universe of friends, and the team that kept them performing over the years, including Doug Ingle, Danny Weis, Greg Willis, Ron Bushy, Jack Pinney, Erik Braunn, Larry Reinhardt, Steve Fister, Mike Pinera, Larry Campanero, Duneya West, and Pamela Des Barres. Most of the items show the editor’s process of assembling each issue and how the components of each page were cut to fit. The seven proofs presented here show varying degrees of progress with a few showing the process of editing and others showing the completed issue ready to print.
The 1980s saw various reunions of the 1960s band including numerous iterations of the "Wings of Flight Tour" beginning in 1984. This fanzine was created in Orange County, California by fans Dave Gnerre and Rick Gagnon, who note in one interview that they had been listening to Iron Butterfly since the band’s inception. Throughout the issues represented here the zine interviews current and past members, discusses shows and events, and reviews “I.B. Second Cousins,” bands that are in the “Iron Butterfly family tree.” In one interview with drummer, Ron Bushy, he discusses what happened after the band split in 1971: “I [Bushy] became a recluse, a hermit. I took over a studio that came to known as 'Bush-Wack.' I was also working at Burbank Studios as a prop maker for six months or so. I made props for 'Little House on the Prairie,' 'Funny Girl,' 'Wonder Woman,' 'Kung Fu,' and a few others.” Other interviews discuss “fake” versions of Iron Butterfly, articles on groupies, inspirations, and future plans for the band.
An interesting deep dive into the classic psychedelic band.