Search & Destroy tabloid-sized with tons of
tabloid-sized with tons of
Each volume is in tabloid format, 11 x 17"$100 for the complete set (#1-11)
$6 each sold singly (#1-2, #4-7, #9-11 only, no #3, no #8)
"Living the punk life, 1976-1979." Incendiary interviews, passionate photographs, art brutal. Corrosive minimalist documentation of the only youth rebellion of the seventies. Crammed with information and inspiration. The real thing, not some doddering sensational rehash.
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
" . . . 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