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Search & Destroy, Issues 1 – 11, Complete Run [Punk, Hardcore, Experimental]
San Francisco: Search & Destroy, 1977-1979. Paperback. Very Good. Nos. 1-11, 1977-1979, all published, first printings, with issue one being the state without the red content/title stamps on the front cover. Newsprint, tabloid format, 29 by 45 cm and folded, 16-32 pp. each., illus. All are in very good condition with only light cover wear. Search & Destroy was simply in a class of its own. It seethed a punk aesthetic with an intelligence, obnoxiousness and passion18 found in few other sources. The writing was not only literate, but literary, and the design was graphically stunning with amazing photography (in fact, issue 11 was an all-photo issue that makes me think that they wanted to use up all the great images they had before S&D ended). Of course, music was the heart of S&D and it gives the fullest picture of what it was like to be in the punk underground at the very beginning.19 They focused heavily on interviews with band members and featured the likes of Crime, Mary Monday, Nuns, Deaf School, Iggy Pop, the Avengers, Ramones, Weirdos, the Clash, Dils, Devo, Zeros, Johnny Moped, the Damned, Patti Smith, Blondie, The Residents, Black Randy, Television, Alternative TV, Dead Boys, Mumps, Helen Wheels, Sham 69, Nico, Suicide, Screamers, Talking Heads, Sex Pistols (including a great back cover ad in issue 4), Crisis, Dickies, Pere Ubu, Throbbing Gristle, UXA, Negative Trend, Buzzcocks, Sleepers, DNA, Subway Sect, Cabaret Voltaire, Dick Envy, Roky Erickson, the Cramps, Mutants, Chrome, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Snatch, David Johansen, Flesheaters, The Offs, SST, the Bags, Dead Kennedys, Rad Command, Ray Campi and His Rockabilly Rebels, X, D.O.A., the Feederz, Plugz, The Controllers, etc. Also covered are Mabuhay Gardens, Seditionaires and Vivian Westwood, filmmakers John Waters, Russ Meyer and Amos Poe, poet Chinas Cominas, David Lynchs film Eraserhead, William S. Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, show reviews, zine listings, editorials, and comics. After Search & Destroy Vale went on to publish RE/Search, a truly alternative publishing house that exists to this day.
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