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& Destroy Volume I
& Destroy Volume I
Search & Destroy Volume II
The Complete Reprints
Each volume is JUMBO SIZE (10 X 15"), approximately 150 pp, with
over 150 articles and 400 photos and illustrations per volume
|By the mid-'70s the punk aesthetic had spread out from England
to America. The American punk scene soon developed an energy and talent
of its own, which was documented in the homegrown, heavily illustrated magazine,
Search & Destroy, edited by V. Vale between 1976 and 1979. This
complete facsimile reprint of all 11 issues captures the rage, riots and
revelations of an extraordinary period. Innovators such as Devo, Iggy Pop,
Dead Kennedys and Ramones are featured alongside William Burroughs, J.G.
Ballard, John Waters, Russ Meyer and David Lynch. This is the real thing,
written when punk was first inventing itself.
Excerpts from #1-6:
" . . . Numerous books look back nostalgically
at late-'70s punk. But a new two-volume collection of the pioneering zine
Search & Destroy offers a genuine document of the era. . . . By
discussing "ideas and culture" instead of "personal biography" with the
Ramones, Buzzcocks, and others, Vale (and such contributors as Jon Savage)
created fresh, thoughtful material. And discovered surprising tidbits:
Who'd have pegged Nico as an Yma Sumac fan?"
" . . . Instead of looking back at wild times, compartmentalizing them
as "history," editor/publisher V.Vale presents unaltered interviews, with
famous and unfamous punk figures, that remain surprisingly vital after
almost 20 years."
" . . . . . . the hype surrounding Search & Destroy: The Complete
Reprints is truly deserved. The original eleven issue run has reached
near legendary status among those of us who still care about overlooked
cultural icons like Frankie Fix or Jennifer Miro, and who are actually
interested to learn that the Nuns' guitarist considered Jackson Pollack
one of his prime influences."