Subculture, Situationism and the Sixties

Charles Radcliffe

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In his seminal socio-history of Punk, "England's Dreaming", Jon Savage makes the bald assertion that "Charles Radcliffe laid the foundation for the next twenty years of sub-cultural theory", referring in particular to his 1966 piece "the Seeds of Social Destruction" that appeared in the first of two issues of Radcliffe's co authored, insurrectionary street-zine, 'Heatwave'.

Situationist reflections on the uprisings in France, May 1968

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The 50th anniversary of the events of France/ May 68' passed earlier this year with little fanfare. - maybe there wasn't much left to say after 50 yr of endless rehash and revision. What coverage there was left the usual analysis – lite / image heavy trail in it’s wake : young street fighting Parisians, earnest but chic looking Sorbonne occupiers, the iconic graffiti and posters on ageing city walls : imagery all long since passed into the mythology of pop-situ subculture, endlessly recycled and recuperated, stripped bare of any meaningful political legacy.

A Reader in Psychic Warfare, Cultural Sabotage & Semiotic Terrorism

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"The only movement to work consistently towards the death of history since the disbanding of the Situationist International has been the Global Neoist Network. Only Neoism carries within it the revolutionary potential for the realisation of our complete humanity. Since 1979, Neoism has been defending the revolutionary gains made by the Situationists and Fluxus. The Neoists are the only group to have brought about the conjunction of nihilism and historical consciousness — the two elements essential for the destruction of the old order, the order of history."

Collected Writings from Dave + Stuart Wise
1978 -2008

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Now into their late 60's, and still working with the same gang of skilled / unskilled labourers, chippies, sparks and plumbers on the London building sites that they've been working on since the late 70's, key King Mob faces Dave and Stuart Wise reply simply and straightforwardly to a question about coping with the decades long aftermath to the "death of the social revolution" in the late 60's, a death that left them initially isolated and adrift, two working class insurrectionists and dreamers slowly drowning in a sea of desertion and recuperation...

The Spectacle Of Terror In Post War Europe

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"Italian terrorism is the last enigma of the society of the spectacle and only those who reason dialectically can solve it... Today, all those who speak of social revolution without denouncing and combating the terrorist counter-revolution have a corpse in their mouths."

The Great British Mistake 1979-84

intro by Jon Savage

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"Reading through these back copies of Vague is to trip through time. The world that Tom Vague wrote about with a partisan passion has completely gone. That is to be expected, of course, as the events he described occurred between twenty-two and thirty-five years ago. Even so, there was so much I had forgotten about the 1980's - and, contrary to his assumed name - Tom brings it back with an engaged precision. He was there, and he communicates the eddies and the flows, the sub-currents of a time that is still misunderstood, is still barely known.

A Critical, Hidden History

by David Wise
with Stuart Wise and Nick Brandt

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"I met a prostitute – Angela W – from the fishing port of Grimsby on the mouth of the Humber in the North of England. I instantly fell in love with her in an all consuming way. The pain inside my body, so massively accumulated with the death of hopes for the social revolution…was wrenched away from me as she slowly…shambled towards me." So begins what is at various times a highly personal, deeply political, coldly analytical and achingly optimistic account of what some consider to be one of the most important English political groupings of the 20th Century and beyond.

The complete Fanzines, 1986-92

Acid House Scrapes & Capers

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There's a moment in Jack Kerouac's 1962 autobiographical come-down novel 'Big Sur' where 'the King of the Beats' (a term he hated) comes face to face with "some sort of Beat Jesus", an 18 year old proto-hippy, there in San Francisco, a good eight or nine years before Woodstock, and a forbearer of a subcultural, generational shift that arguably changed Western culture for good. Boys Own, the Complete Fanzines, 1986-92, has Big Sur moments peppered through the 1986-88 issues, as a small crew of West London football lads..

A Compendium

Guy Debord
Raoul Vangeim
Ivan Chtcheglov
Mustapha Khayati
Asger Jorn

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After Guy Debord's seminal Society of the Spectacle, this new compendium brings together eight other important situationist works. Ivan Chtcheglov opens proceedings via his Formulary for a New Urbanism (1953), with it's quasi-mythical demand that resonated down through generations : "The hacienda must be built", followed by two brief but illuminating pieces from Asger Jorn, who's sandpaper book cover later turned up under the same Factory Records roof as Manchesters' own Hacienda...


Class, Masculinity and Queer Appropriation

By Murray Healy

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 Since their birth in the late 1960's as a working class subcultural response to what was seen as a feminised, bourgeois-hippy parent culture, the skinhead has since held a semi-mythological status amongst the UK's street tribes. But from the off, queer undercurrents inevitably ran through skinhead culture, as shaven heads, shiny DMs and tight Levis fed inevitably into fantasies and fetishes based around notions of ultra-masculinity. In this 1996 mini classic, Murray Healy looks into the myths and misapprehensions surrounding Gay Skins, exploring fascism, fetishism...


A West London Psychogeography Report

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From 43AD, and the building of the (no doubt very straight) Roman Great West Road to Silchester, to 2009, another bout of Carnival Riots and David Cameron getting his bike nicked outside Tescos on the Grove, (retrieved with the help of a friendly / non-class conscious Rasta) long time Portobello Road resident and local historian/psychogeographer Tom Vague takes us on a breathless romp through Roman Coffins on Ladbroke Grove and the Saxon Origins of 'Notting Hill', Civil War skirmishes in Holland Park, the opening of the Paddington branch of the Grand...


By Guy Debord

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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it's Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This 'Red and Black' translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair...