HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).
HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).

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HEATWAVE #1-2 (all published).

London: July and October, 1966. Second printing of the first issue (October 1966), with identical cover and contents (probably reprinted concurrently with the second issue). Edited by Charles Radcliffe and Christopher Gray (second issue only). 4to. Printed wrps. Duplicated sheets, printed recto and verso. 40pp. + 36pp. Illustrated.


Both issues of this rare and influential magazine, conceived and produced by Charles Radcliffe shortly after he edited the 'English' edition of The Rebel Worker and immediately following his visit to Amsterdam in June 1966.


The first issue includes pieces on the Dutch Provo riots, drug addiction, a review of Dave Wallis's dystopian novel, "Only Lovers Left Alive", and Radcliffe's central text, "The Seeds of Destruction", in which he asserts "that youth revolt has left a permanent mark on this society, has challenged assumptions and status, and has been prepared to vomit its disgust in the streets. It has made its first stumbling political gestures with an immediacy that revolutionaries should not deny, but envy."


Radcliffe joined forces with Christopher Gray for the second issue (shortly after their meeting with Guy Debord and membership of the Situationist International) with the intention of introducing Situationist ideas to Britain. It includes a translation of Attila Kotányi and Raoul Vaneigem's "Unitary Urbanism", and an ad. for a British edition of Vaneigem's "The Totality for Kids", translated by Gray and Philippe Vissac. Other pieces include a series of cuttings taken from the British daily press during three weeks in August 1966, illustrating how "Spontaneous acts of resistance, sabotage and revolt are breaking out everywhere"; a selection of Dada and Surrealist texts; the Chicago Surrealists' tract, "The Forecast is Hot!"; and the "Guerrilla Manifesto" of Jonathan Leake's Resurgence Youth Movement (May 1966).


A third issue, planned for January 1967, was shelved after Radcliffe went into hiding following his involvement in the illegal printing of a dollar bill bearing the message: "Is this worth the horror and murder in Vietnam?". Following his expulsion from the Situationist International, Christopher Gray linked up with Dave and Stuart Wise and the King Mob milieu, along with the other two former English SI members, TJ Clark and Donald Nicholson-Smith.


The first issue has had the two side staples carefully removed (small rust marks to first page); cover lightly marked, with a 4cm. split to foot of spine fold, o/w Very Good (accompanied by a separate, unused cover in Fine condition). The second issue is Near Fine (minor foxing to fore-edge); never stapled, with pages loosely contained within cover. Individual issues are rare (distribution was limited, print runs were small and all copies had sold out by the end of 1966); finding both together is exceptional.

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