Nine originals plus two reprints (total: 11 issues) direct from the source, V. Vale! (Support him & order direct!) Search & Destroy, San Francisco, 1977-79. Folio. Tabloid format, front cover is 9×11.5″; centerfold is 23×18″. Folded once as issued. Vale’s seminal punk zine. Founded with two $100 grants from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Vale’s former employer at City Lights), Search & Destroy remains the most influential American Punk zine of the late 1970’s and an important link between the Beat and the Punk movements. UPON REQUEST, V. Vale will autograph only (1) issue, but you must request in writing!
“I’m stunned by what an extraordinary and important publishing enterprise the Re/Search books and Search & Destroy have been — a life-line for the imagination almost suffocated to death by the huge eiderdown of bourgeoise culture. Your books feed the desperate imagination.” – J.G. Ballard
“The original Search & Destroy one could spend hours reading. It was full of new and exciting material.” – J.G. Ballard (From S.F. Eye, 1991.)