HEATWAVE #2 (London: self-published, October 1966).
4to. Red wrps., printed in black. 18 duplicated sheets, printed recto and verso (36pp.), loosely inserted within cover, as issued. Illustrated.
Edited by Charles Radcliffe and Christopher Gray, who joined forces for the second issue shortly after their meeting with Guy Debord and membership of the Situationist International (Radcliffe published and edited the first issue in July 1966). Their intention was to introduce Situationist ideas to Britain, and the issue 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 (available, like Heatwave, at Better Books and the recently relocated Indica bookshop).
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?”.