Search & Destroy: Rebel Youth Culture No. 10 (1978). J. G. Ballard, Kent Beyda, William S. Burroughs, Exene Cervenka, Steve Jones, Russ Meyer, Ray Rumor, Jon Savage, V. Vale.
Search & Destroy: Rebel Youth Culture No. 10 (1978)

Search & Destroy: Rebel Youth Culture No. 10 (1978)

San Francisco, CA: Searchlight Publishing, 1978 (Reprinted 1988). Second Printing. Loose Folded Sheets. This penultimate number of the musical, cultural & literary underground journal originally published & edited by V. Vale features an interview with William S. Burroughs conducted by Ray Rumor (undoubtedly a pseudonym). In this transcribed interview, WSB opines on cultural-societal, political & even economic topics- very few of his statements relate, at least directly, to his literary works. Schottlaender, C455, pg. 71. Also in this issue are interviews with the acclaimed WSB-influenced author J.G. Ballard conducted by Jon Savage; Punk musician Exene Cervenka by "Annex"; The Sex Pistols' Steve Jones by Vale; the legendary risqué filmmaker Russ Meyer by Kent Beyda & much more. With many images, graphics & contemporary ads throughout. Our research reveals that apparently eleven issues of S&D were published during 1977-1979, by employees of City Lights Books & initially financed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Allen Ginsberg. This issue, as noted on front cover (which features a photo of WSB quite possibly at CLB), is "Reprinted/ in 1988 by/ Searchlight Publishing," a decade after its first printing. Loose sheets folded once each horizontally & vertically. From the collection of Brian Schottlaender, author of "Anything But Routine, " the most complete & up-to-date WSB bibliography now in its fourth ever-expanding online edition. We always consult our good friend Brian's ABR for all our WSB-related rarities, as above. A relic from the height of the Punk-Rock era that was highly inspired by WSB, with a very insightful & rewarding appearance by the Founder's Founder of the Beat Generation & beyond, & with distinguished provenance, in its second but still quite rare form. In very fine albeit fragile condition with only (inevitable) mild-to-moderate browning of pulp-quality paper esp. at margins, corners & edges of all sheets; very slight wear, tiny bumps & creases at thin edges & corners of same. Very Fine. [Item #4659]

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