SEARCH AND DESTROY

New Wave Cultural Research;later: Rebel Youth Culture.

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Numbers 1-11 (all publ.). San Francisco: Search & Destroy (1977-1979 ; number 11 numbered as Vol. 2 no 11. Tabloïds, on newsprint, fully illustrated with numerous photographs, folded, as issued. Each 12pp.-24pp. Illustrated throughout. All original printings, including both states of the first issue (the first state has red stamps to the front cover). Small Compendium Books price sticker to cover of second issue, otherwise all near fine. Vale, then working at City Lights, started work on Search & Destroy in January 1977 with the help of a few hundred dollars from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. His intention was to provide a voice for the punk movement (a "total cultural revolt") and the new freedoms opened up in its wake. Later, he told Jon Savage that he had been inspired by Finger, one of the further-flung outposts of porn publishing: "Finger magazine was a great inspiration to me with Search and Destroy. It was an incredible, reader-written magazine on newsprint, stapled, a classic. All these people sent in their photos and the kinkiest stories. The most incredible, accidental poetic language. They did a parody of Patty Hearst, with a slavey-looking girl posing as Patty with a fake Symbionese Liberation Army banner. They showed things like sex with amputees, animal sex, everything that was taboo, they presented it. That was the aesthetic" (quoted in England's Dreaming, p.440. Faber, 1991). The sixth issue prints Jon Savage's first interview with Genesis P-Orridge (2pp.)., conducted in P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti's house in Beck Road, and their Martello Street studio, in late 1977, around the time of the release of TG's first album. The interview is illustrated with a photo of TG by Fizzy Paet, and Cosey Fanni Tutti's "Sexual Transgressions No.5" photo (one of the images displayed at the ICA exhibition). Accompanied "by friend Sheila" [Rock], Savage's in-depth interview ranges over a variety of topics, including punk, violence, William Burroughs, and Image Bank. Other interviewees featured include: Crime; The Avengers; The Ramones; The Clash; Devo; Tom Verlaine; Alternative TV (including Alex Fegusson, later of PTV, with TG references by Mark Perry); The Damned; Blondie; The Weirdos; Iggy Pop; Jordan; Patti Smith; The Dead Boys; Metal Urbain; Helen Wheels; The Screamers; Nico; Suicide; Talking Heads; The Nuns; Negative Trend; Buzzcocks; Pere Ubu; The Mutants; The Sleepers; John Waters; DNA; Roky Erickson; The Zeros; The Dils; The Cramps; Siouxsie & The Banshees; Chrome; Patti Palladin; Syl Sylvain; Dead Kennedys; David Lynch; Steve Jones; Russ Meyer; William Burroughs; and JG Ballard. (12 items).

EUR 2,000.00

Complete run of this first San Francisco-based tabloid zine devoted to the nascent Punk Rock Scene. Edited by V.Vale. Issues of 16-28 pages. All fine, all FIRSTprintings including the very rare original edition 1978 of Number 10 (the Burroughs issue which was reprinted ten years later). All the important UK and US bands of the day represented (Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Pere Ubu, Crime, Dead Kennedys, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Screamers, Clash, Throbbing Gristle, Buzzcocks, Talking Heads, Devo, Weirdos, and Suicide. Search and Destroy also served as a bridge between the punk scene and the literary/visual artists who both influenced and were influenced by punk: Ginsberg, Burroughs, Ballard, Acker, John Waters, David Lynch, Bruce Conner, Russ Meyer, and Nico Ordway. Founded by Vale Hamanaka who worked at Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Bookstore and originally funded by Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg. Named for the Stoogie's proto-punk anthem, SEARCH AND DESTROY remains one of the most important, vibrant, and influential documents to emerge from punk. Vale, then working at City Lights, started work on Search & Destroy in January 1977 with the help of a few hundred dollars from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. His intention was to provide a voice for the punk movement (a "total cultural revolt") and the new freedoms opened up in its wake. The sixth issue prints Jon Savage's first interview with Genesis P-Orridge (2pp.)., conducted in P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti's house in Beck Road, and their Martello Street studio, in late 1977, around the time of the release of TG's first album.