Manchester: Babylon Books, nd. (1980). 4to. Wrps., 56pp. Includes a biography, photographs, press cuttings and reviews, reprints an interview from 1973, discography, and more. Very Good plus. More about Patti Smith: High on Rebellion
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SF: Last Gasp, 1994. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 96pp. Foreword by Dirk Dirksen. Introduction by Suzanne Stefanac. Full-colour plates, many with accompanying texts, featuring Smith's collage art, targeted at the media's "nothing's wrong" attitude. Back cover blurbs by Jello Biafra and Paul Mavrides. Fine. More about Act Like Nothing's Wrong: The Montage Art of Winston Smith
Screenprinted in black ink on white paper. 76x51.5cm. The Smiths were booked between The Gay Animals and Richard Hell. Five old horizontal creases, with further creasing along edges and lower left corner. Overall, a Very Good copy of a rare poster for The Smiths' fourth concert, preceding their London debut (The Rock Garden, 23rd March) and the recording of their first single. More about Original concert poster announcing The Smiths as support for Richard Hell and The Voidoids at...
NY: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997. First edition. Sm. 4to. Wrps., 180pp. Photographs by Gary Leonard + posters, flyers, etc. Contributors include Kristine McKenna; Brendan Mullen; Claude Bessy; Exene Cervenkova; Keith Morris; and "Phast Phreddie". Fine. More about Make The Music Go Bang! The Early LA Punk Scene
London: Thames & Hudson, 1999. First edition. 4to. Wrps. (no hardcover issued), 128pp. Illustrated throughout with 158 photographs by Ray Stevenson, 21 of them in colour. Nils Stevenson, whose diary records the punk era, was the Sex Pistols' road manager up to and including the Anarchy in the UK tour; his older brother, Ray Stevenson, documented the punk scene with his photography and was the Pistols' de facto publicist. Fine. More about Vacant: A Diary of the Punk Years, 1976-79
Printed in black and red on a white ground. 5.8cm. diameter. The image depicts the letters of the band's name dripping blood from a black razor, an early punk emblem from one of the first bands to define their music as 'punk'. The design prefigures Timothy Jackson's cover art for their first album, released in 1977 (it added more blood but eliminated the razor). Verso slightly tarnished, o/w Near Fine. Rare. Provenance: Terry Ork. More about A very early badge (probably the first) promoting Suicide, c. 1975/76
B/w. 14.5x20.8cm. Illustrated with an image of a guy (Elvis?) pointing a gun to his head. This was Suicide's first show following their UK tour with The Clash. Alan Vega later recalled the gig: "It was this huge place like a ballroom, the stage was very low. It was very dark and we were into our third song and I see people milling about and I go over to Marty and say, 'Ok Marty, be careful here it is coming,' expecting to be bottled or worse. All of a sudden the lights went on and flashed on these..... More about An original flyer announcing Suicide at Tiffany's (Edinburgh), 31st July (1978), "plus...
London: SAF Publishing, 2005. First edition. 224pp. + 8pp. photo-insert. Interview-based biography, featuring contributions from Alan Vega and Martin Rev, along with Chris Stein, Michael Stipe, Moby, Henry Rollins, Marc Almond, Bobby Gillespie, Jim Reid. Sylvain Mizrahi, Jayne County, Thurston Moore, David Thomas, Lydia Lunch, James Chance, and others. Discography. Fine in dw. More about Suicide: No Compromise
SF: Piece of Mind Records, 1992. Three-track 7" single. Lyrics and sleeve art by Raymond Pettibon. Music by Marty Ross and Richard Heller, produced by Murielle Hamilton. Disc Near Mint in Very Good plus sleeve. More about Rubbing Souls and Scratching Holes
27.9x21.6cm. Printed in black and red on white stock. Photo-illustrated. Old central vertical fold and three horizontal folds. More about Original flyer announcing Johnny Thunders at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset, 24th March (1986
Tabloid-size magazine (18pp.), published and edited by Jeff Goldberg, with art direction by Christopher Makos, "Concept by Victor Bockris", and "Text by Chris Stein, Joey Ramone & Chris Burden." Cover by Tina Lhotsky ('Marilyn Monroe & Coca-Cola'). Prints full-page photographs by Roberta Bayley (Legs McNeil); Jimmy de Sana (performance artist Steven Varble); Anton Perich (Muhammad Ali); Gerard Malanga (Christopher Knowles and Cindy Lubar); Chris Stein (Deborah Harry); Don Snyder (Victor Bockris); Alan Lewis Kleinberg (Terry Sellers [author of 'The Correct Sadist: The Memoirs of Angel Stern']); Christopher Makos (John Waters and Stiv Bators); Richard Hell (artists Jane Fire... More about TRAVELER'S DIGEST Vol. 1, #3 (NY: Spring 1978
Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press, 2007. First edition. Lge. 4to. Illustrated boards. Unpaginated. The follow-up to "Fucked Up & Photocopied", documenting the lasting impact of punk on visual culture. Profusely illustrated throughout, mostly in colour, reproducing a plethora of punk flyers, posters, set lists, artwork, photographs and 'zines, with brief texts along the way by Johnny Thunders, Malcolm McLaren, Wayne Kramer, Miriam Linna, Rodney Bingenheimer, Robbie Conal, Eileen Polk, Arturo Vega, and many others. Fine. More about Punk is Dead Punk is Everything: Raw Material from the Martyred Music Movement
Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press, Inc., 1999. First edition. Lge. 4to. Printed stiff card boards. 240pp. Penelope Houston's copy, with her name written out by her on the first preliminary page, and her bold exhortation, 'My book! Sign it!'. Several of her fellow contributors followed her instruction, among them, Winston Smith (who designed the book's inside front and back covers), James Stark, Christopher Miller, Bryan Ray Turcotte, and Robert Dapello. A lavishly produced and imaginatively designed survey of the American punk flyer, poster and fanzine, with photos, fan letters, set lists, etc. Reproductions of work by... More about Fucked Up + Photocopied: Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement
London: Incunabula Ltd., 1992. Ed. Jon Wozencroft and Jon Savage. 4to. Wrps., perfect bound, 82pp., illustrated, with 'BABY I'M BORED' sticker contained in clear plastic bag loosely inserted, as issued. SIGNED by Jon Savage on the first page. Contents include Simon Frith ('Why Did the Weasel Go Pop?'); an interview with Alan Oversby (aka tattoist/body piercer 'Mr. Sebastian'; he performed much of the tattooing and piercing on Genesis P-Orridge); lyrics by TV Smith; a 7pp. interview with Martin Hannett by Jon Savage; Annie Sprinkle's 'Sex Guidelines for the 1990s'; texts by A.M. McKenzie (The Hafler Trio), Caroline Coon... More about VAGABOND #1 (all published
Original US badge (c. 1977/78). 6.3cm. diameter. Prints a sepia-toned photograph of Cherry Vanilla wearing her 'Lick Me' T-shirt onstage at Max's Kansas City in 1977, with band member Sting just visible behind her. Trivial wear to verso, o/w Fine. More about Cherry Vanilla!
SF/Edinburgh: AK Press, 1999. First edition. 4to. Glossy laminated wrps., 104pp. Foreword by Peter Kennard. Profusely illustrated throughout in b/w and colour. The artist's own retrospective, with a text by her running alongside the images, beginning with her art college days, the work for Crass she is best known for, through to the continuation of her anarcho-pacifist and feminist work in the years since their disbanding. Minor age-toning along extremities of cover, o/w Near Fine. More about Crass Art and Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters
Prints a photograph of The Voidoids (Robert Quine, Richard Hell, Ivan Julian and Marc Bell [later Marky Ramone]) by Roberta Bayley to recto, with their January dates at Max's Kansas City announced on the verso. 11.5x18cm. Faint corner creasing, o/w Very Good. Provenance: Terry Ork. More about Original Ork Records promotional card, c. late 1976/early 1977
4to. Stapled wrps., 20pp. Ed. David Markey. The second issue of this fanzine, founded by teenagers David Markey and Jordan Schwartz, and dedicated to the first-generation hardcore punk music community in Los Angeles. Contents include interviews with Overkill, Saccharine Trust, The Tan, Red Cross, and Henry Rollins; news and record/concert reviews; a press release/interview from Nervous Gender; photo-collages; more. Faint, old central vertical crease. Very Good. More about WE GOT POWER! #2 (Isla Vista, CA: January [?], 1982
36.3x8.2cm. Bands listed include The Dead Kennedys, The Weirdos, The Dils, Nervous Gender, Tuxedomoon, The Mutants, and Black Flag, playing at venues including the Deaf Club (which closed soon after), the Mabuhay and 1839 Geary (Temple Beautiful). Near Fine. More about An original b/w flyer designed by Winston Tong announcing multiple dates for the Western Front...
London: February 1977-August 1978. Ed. Sandy Robertson. 4to. Original xeroxed fanzines, each issue printed on different colour paper (first six on rectos only). Stapled at top corner, each 10pp.-16pp. (final issue saddle-stapled). An almost complete run of this scarce fanzine, lacking only the penultimate issue. Robertson was inspired by Sniffin' Glue and named his fanzine after the lyric by Patti Smith, around whom most of the content is centered (including an interview by Jane Suck). Also featured are articles and/or reviews on Lou Reed; the Sex Pistols; Kim Fowley and The Runaways; The Clash; Brian Eno; and Amanda... More about WHITE STUFF #1-6 and #8 (of 8 published
Ed. Rosetta Brooks. Tabloid-size, folded. Illustrated. The first four issues of this multi-faceted, cross-cultural magazine, intended by its founder Rosetta Brooks to focus on "self-consciously borderline activities" (editorial, first issue). All issues Very Good or better. #1 (1980). Contents include interviews with Duggie Fields and Morgan Fisher; 'Blitz Culture', including photos of Blitz Kids Steve Strange, George [O'Dowd] "17, whose Mum and Dad are his best friends. They understand that clothes don't mean anything anyway", and Kim [Bowen]; Bruce McLean; Factory Records; 'The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle' reviewed by David Widgery. #2 Sadomasochism (1980). "This issue of ZG... More about ZG #1-4 (London: Gallery House Press, 1980-1981