Caution Weird Load: Ken Kesey’s Furthur, the proto-hippie bus, headed for res | Hemmings Daily

Further, Keasey. Pranksters, Bus, Cassady

Novelist Tom Wolfe, who heralded Kesey, the Pranksters, and the bus in his book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, described the result as glowing orange, green, magenta, lavender, chlorine blue, every fluorescent pastel imaginable in thousands of designs, large and small, like a cross between Fernand Leger and Dr. Strange, roaring together and vibrating off each other as if somebody had given Hieronymous Bosch fifty buckets of Day-Glo paint and a 1939 International Harvester school bus and told him to go to it.and later a frenzy of primary colors, yellows, oranges, blues, reds, was sloppy as hell, except for the parts Roy Seburn did, which were nice manic mandalas. Well, it was sloppy, but one thing you had to say for it; it was freaking lurid. The manifest, the destination sign in front, read: “Furthur,” with two u’s.The manifest was later corrected to read “Further,” and those close to the bus and its history generally regard both as correct.

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