NANAVESH No. 5 (Beckenham, Kent: 1983).


NANAVESH No. 5 (Beckenham, Kent: 1983).

Sm. 8vo. Stapled wrps., unpaginated (104pp.). Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and collages. Short, closed tear to top edge of upper wrapper, o/w Very Good plus.

Nanavesh was produced by Dave Farmer and first appeared in 1981 as a continuation of Industrial News, providing Throbbing Gristle fans with information about their activities. By the fifth issue, following the demise of TG, it moved on to become a communiqué produced on behalf of Psychic TV and Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth.

Contents include a selection of PTV lyrics; texts by Genesis P-Orridge (and a request from him for readers to send in "ANYTHING to do with wolves"); contributions from Val Denham, V. Vale, and Jon Savage; capsule biographies of Geff Rushton, Peter Christopherson, and Alex Fergusson; and an emphasis on the occult (Victor Neuberg; Austin Osman Spare), reflecting P-Orridge's increasing interest in ritualism and PTV as a cult-like organisation.