"This picture was taken inside the latest iteration of Furthur, Ken's
Bus, at Hempfest in Oregon, I think it was 1998. We
did back to back shows on Saturday night. I do a show on the life of
Bob Marley, and I play a bunch of unreleased videos and tell his life
story in between the clips. Then Ken Babbs and Ken Kesey and their
cohorts came out in various wild costumes, and they had signs that
said,"Support the right of bozos to bear arms," something like
that...the picture itself was taken that afternoon, aboard the bus and
that was the afternoon that he gave me a couple of big buttons. "Take Me Furthur"
"Are You On The Bus Or Off The Bus"...I treasure those as if they were
rare icons. But he wasn't the most friendly person. He seemed very
suspicious of almost everybody. I had hoped to engage him in some
conversations about Marley, but beyond saying that he liked his music he
didn't have anything else he wanted to say about that. But I just felt
so honored to meet him. One of the greatest writers of our generation.
One of the best freaks we've ever had." - Roger Steffens
Read our full in depth interview with The Family Acid's Roger Steffens at News.1xRUN.com...ABOUT THIS ARTIST:
The Family Acid is Roger, Mary, Kate, and Devon Steffens. They are based in Los Angeles.
is a photographer, archivist, author, actor, editor, DJ
and lecturer. He has been taking photographs since the early 1960s,
documenting his unorthodox life and experiences. Recently his children,
Devon and Kate, began scanning his slides and negatives and posting them
to Instagram. The majority of these photographs haven't been seen by
anyone outside of the family until now. There are approximately 40,000
Kodachrome slides and hundreds of thousands of black and white and color
negatives. In early 2015, The Family Acid released their first book.
Kate Steffens is an editor, archivist, writer, and artist. She curates
The Family Acid Instagram page and runs the photo archives.
Devon Steffens is a musician and artist. His latest album as Psychic
Health was released in September 2017 on Time No Place Records.
Mary Steffens is the heart of The Family Acid, providing stories, memories, and inspiration.
Find out more at TheFamilyAcid.com