Cynthia Plastercaster RIPWe are sorry to hear of the death of the legendary Cynthia Plastercaster at the age of 75 – the legendary Chicago based self confessed ‘groupie’ who made Plastercasts of rock star genitalia which was perhaps the ultimate statement of the something about the sixties.

I interviewed her once and the way she explained it all seems oddly quite innocent . The self confessed ‘shy girl’ had got the idea from her art teacher who gave the class an assignment to “plaster cast something solid that could retain its shape”, she hit upon the idea of casting the temporarily-solid male genitalia, which would then soften and exit the mold. Finding a dental mold-making substance called alginate to be sufficient, she found her first celebrity client in Jimi Hendrix, the first of many to submit to the idea…

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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