(January 1967-November 1973)
A Rough Guide to
OZ and Some Stuff Therein…
OZ 1. (January 1967) Smiling Lips cover
Panther Books and Chelsea
Antique Market ads. ‘Will Malcolm Muggeridge Write for Oz?’ - call for
contributions. ‘PhallUSA’ from Polly Peachum. ‘Death of a Pre$ident’. ‘Turn on,
tune in, drop dead. Why New Statesman editor Paul Johnson is so bloody
successful’, Alexander Cockburn talks to Paul Johnson (editor of the New
Statesman). ‘Paint It Black’ by Nigel Stone. ‘Theological Striptease’ by
Kim Mouat. ‘RAAStus: WI in W.2.’ - Colin MacInnes on Michael X and Black
Muslims in London. Private Eye
feature: David Widgery denounces the paper for having succumbed to
establishment celebrities. ‘The Land
of Cockaigne’ by Sebastian Scragg. ‘In
Bed with the English’ — Germaine Greer analyses the English man. ‘Meet the
Stars Face to Face Every Week in Melody Maker’ ad. Irving
Shushick ‘How LBJ lost an election/gained a friend/and won’. Martin Sharp
foldout photo/graphics cartoon ‘The Somewhat Incredible Turning On of Mervyn
Lymp Bankclerk Extraordinare’. LBJ playmate-February calendar foldout ‘The
Madonna of the Napalm’ poster.
(March 1967) Laughing Mouth Cover
Bite Sized Oz! Monster
Posters! Martin Sharp Toad of Whitehall poster with reverse cut-out ‘Image
Seekers’ parody. ‘Shut That Guy Up!’ – Mark Lane on the cover up at the BBC
over Warren Commission/Kennedy. Letters including reader willing to have sex
with Germaine Greer. Day by dreary day. Martin Sharp ‘Direct from Nirvana Frisco
Speaks’ cartoon. ‘British Breasts’—Germaine Greer analyses breasts and bras
(+competition to find the best). Amphetamines, where to score in London,
prices and dealers. Metamorphoses poem by Peter Porter + graphics. ‘Little
Malcolm and His Struggle Against the 20th Century’ - interview with
Malcolm Muggeridge + Martin Sharp cartoon. Detourned romance strip. ‘A
Work of Art’ by Elizabeth Smart. ‘No, Sir, When a Man is Tired of London, He is
Tired of Life’ - David Widgery on the London
scene. Playmate of the Month (Toad Wilson of Whitehall) text.
OZ 3. (March/April 1967) Martin Sharp Mona Lisa cover.
Sharp fold out double-sided cover/poster - What Beautiful Eyes She Has, with
Revlon Invents Wet Lipstick on the reverse. Beautiful Breasts competition. Mike
McInnerney graphic, and ‘Tripping and Skipping They Ran Merrily After the
Wonder Full Music…’ – Warren Hinkles on Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters and the
Acid Tests. ‘Last Exit to Brewer Street’
– article on publisher John Calder. ‘Why Politics is Giving Everyone the…’ –
girl-on.-toilet-on-Parliament 2 page photomontage, and ‘An Address to
politicians’. Protest Postcards to politicians. Pop and Drugs sections. ‘In
Praise of Ugliness’ by Colin MacInnes. Magnificent Failures. Frisco Speaks -
OZ 4. (May 1967) Gold quadruple cover by Michael English
(insert: Oz sheet No. 1)
Hapshash & the Coloured Coat Poster with Martin Sharp graphics and tarot
cards on reverse. Letter from John Calder & letter/report on man who
challenged Germaine Greer’s statements about British men. Full page Head
Shop/posters ad. ‘Sgt Nasser’s Lonely Heartbreak Band’ – graphic Nasser/Peppers
parody. Martin Sharp ‘Norman Normal’ strip. Ad for Cream’s ‘Tales of Brave Ulysses’.
‘Hamlet: I say, we will have no more marriages. Ophelia: but dahling, mommy’s
already sent out the invitations’ - Hippy weddings and Guide to Living in Sin.
‘Why did Svetlana’s Old Man Marry Anyway?’ - Polly Toynbee on Russian
Puritanism. ‘Candy is dandy Liquor is quicker Penguins are pink But don’t tell
the vicar’ - Penguin books. Snakes & Snakes – a lovely game for courting
couples. ‘Let Him Die Quickly’ - Angelo Quattrocchi on De Gaulle + graphic.
Jehovah Christ Lucifer — Henrietta Moraes on The Process (de Grimston).
‘Changes’ photo and text. Martin Sharp ‘Welcome Sir Frisco’ text + graphic.
‘Twinkle Twinkle’ & ‘Egypt
Tarot Predicted an Israeli Victory. Avoid Your Disaster…’ - astrology &
OZ 5. (June 1967) Special Surprise Issue
Sharp/Bob Whitaker poster with The Truth About the Great Alf Conspiracy on the
OZ 6. (June 1967) Other Scenes issue, Martin Sharp cover
Produced by John Wilcock of
Other Scenes. Michael X photo, R. Cobb graphic. Blue Films by the Yard –
obscenity & Scotland Yard. Image – In Memorium Rene Magritte. ‘What Does London
Need Most?’. ‘The King and His Coca Cola Court’
- Richard Neville on Nepal.
1p Ray Leong photo of man chained to chair. ‘Dope Sheet’ - 2 pages on drugs by Chester
Anderson. John Peel interview by David Phillips & Michael Gray. Letter from
a Greek prison. ‘Jagger Saga’ on the Stones’ bust. Michael Tausig on R.D.
Laing. Underground Television by Sheldon Renan. Pop lyric collage by Ben
Carruthers. ‘The Pornb£oker’ - Anthony Haden-Guest on Maurice Girodias.
Rosetalk – hippy language parody + graphics. ‘Leary in Disneyland’
by David Widgery. Snareart’ by Daniel Sporri. Picasso’s Play at St Tropez -
Jean-Jacques Lebel. 2p Hama
‘Displacement’ cartoon. Marshall McLuhan’s Kingdom – 2p+ critique of McLuhan +
graphics + Sphere ad for Understanding Media. IT ad. Release ad. OZ free
back copies subscription ad. Back cover Other Scenes & OZ photomontage
featuring Michael X.
OZ 7. (October/November 1967)
Martin Sharp Bob Dylan cover
Angello Quattrochi - ‘Wog
Beach Shock’ + graphics. ‘What’s So Good About Dylan?’: An Attempt at Analysis
by Michael Gray 6p+ with graphics and transcription of ‘Song to Woody’. Nov 1st
National Drop-Out Day ad. Other Scenes by John Wilcock. ‘Cock Up Spaniels’ by
David Widgery. ‘Michael X and the Flower Children’ interview + photos by Horace
Ove + notes from Malik’s pre-trial. 2p ‘Nothing But Flower Children’
photostrip. ‘In Bed With the Americans’ by Polly Peachum. Film ad for How I
Won the War. Ad for Penthouse and its “5,000-word celebration of
hippiedom” (this issue’s editorial notes a “reciprocal advertising arrangement
with Penthouse” and condemns the fact that the OZ ad was censored because
“Penthouse has exclusive rights to British obscenity”). IT subscription. Ad for
The Mothers’ Freakout. ‘Blueprint for a Beautiful Community’ by John
Wilcock. The Science of Being and Art of Living by His Holiness
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi reviewed. 2p ‘Delusions’ cartoon by Hama.
Back cover: ‘Had a Good Holiday?’ - Andrew Fisher’s indictment of sunbathing +
OZ 8. (January 1968) Louise Ferrier
Yoko Ono Film No.4 ad. for the Saville Theatre, with photo of 14hr.
Technicolour Dream event; infamous mis-spelt Che Guevara poster with psychedelic
While Dad’s Away, Mum Will Play poster on reverse) ‘The Circus is in Town’ -
Martin Sharp Graphics. ‘Jessie in Kinseyland’. ‘Ozmosis’. R. L. cartoon. 1p+ Objet trouve - cigarette card National
Types of Beauty. Forum ad. Oz subscription ad with Beardsley graphics. ‘Russia,
You Have Bread, But No Roses’ - Angelo Quattrocchi on the Russian Revolution. London
Magazine ad. Albert E. Kahn’s Smetana and the Beetles ad. IT
subscription form. ‘The Stones, the Beatles, and Spyder Turner’s Raunch
Epistemology’ by Richard Meltzer. ‘Image as Language’ ad. Other Scenes reviews
Regis Debray’s Revolution in the
Revolution. ‘Underground Confidential: World Wide Exclusive’ by Andy
Warhol. ‘Think Sideways win £100’ by Edward de Bono. Michael St John
‘Epilogue’. Critique of Michael X. Playboy Club News page. 2p ‘Freelancer’
cartoon. Bulletin #12 from the Psychedelic Information Centre. Carpet Bazaar
ad. ‘In Memorium Homo Sapiens Extinct’ back cover graphic.
OZ 9. (February 1968) Martin Sharp
Flying Saucer cover
Dylan ‘song poems new stuff
“FREEZE-OUT”’ - transcribed lyrics for ‘The Million Dollar Bash’, ‘Tiny
Montgomery Says Hello’, ‘I see My Life Come Shining’ (sic) & ‘Crash on the
Levee’. Ozmosis. ‘Blow-Up!’ – the Kennedy assassination and the ‘Moorman photo’.
‘The Digger Thing is Your Thing…’ call for a British Digger movement. Che
Guevara montage. IT subscription ad. Letter from Michael X. Angelo Quattrochi’s
open letter to Fidel Castro. Martin Sharp ‘If I Could Turn You On...’ graphic.
7p Flying Saucer Digest + graphics + Martin Sharp cartoon. Flying Saucer
Review ad. ’A Healthy Mind in a…’ – Julian Manyon on schools. Big O Posters
full page ad. ‘Devaluation Trilogy’ - David Widgery on Georg Buchner. R. Cobb
modern Americans/dead natives cartoon. Geuvara/Guevara apology. A handout from
The Antiuniversity of London + Bob Whitaker photo. Liberation News Service +
montage/cartoon. Neil Oram photo/poem.
OZ 10. (March 1968) The Pornography
of Violence issue
2p inside cover Incinderjell
photomontage by Dow Corp. Martin Sharp cartoons run along bottom of most of the
issue; also Situationist illustrations (special - cut each page into 3 strips
for thousands of variations issue). Peace News, Arts Lab &
AntiUniversity of London ads. ‘The Men Who Ban OZ’ - and banned books. ‘Justice
& Violence in Armed Conflict’ by Andrew Fisher. Justice & Violence in Athens
and Arkansas ‘68. War comic
strips/real war photos juxtaposed. Barry Craddock ‘Presidential Elections’
centerfold cartoon. The Running Man’ ad. Response to ‘The Digger Thing’ in
issue #9 and call for a forum. Roger McGough full page poem ‘Summer with the
Monarch’ + photo. Underground ‘Conversation’/manifesto. Adrian Mitchell on Vietnam.
IT subscription form. Splash Posters ad.
OZ 11. (April 1968) Dayglo Martin Sharp ‘sticker’ cover
‘The Meat Pack’ by Anthony
Haden-Guest and Norman Rubington. ‘Black Power’ letter. Middle Earth and London
Anti-University ads. Full page Big O
Posters ad. ‘Vote, Vote, Vote, For Whoever You Like’ – mobilization for an
international Yippie mock election by Jerry Rubin. ‘The Anglo American Pumice
Factory’ by Richard Meltzer. Dr Hip ocrates. Martin Sharp’s ‘Vietloon’
text/montage. ‘Fading Freedoms/Latent Fascisms & Hippie High Hopes’ part 1
by Raymond Durgnat. ‘Yesterday I Subscribed to the New Statesman, Today I am
Just, Reasonable, Good, & Dead’ + letters. ‘Hippy’ cartoon. Martin Sharp -
Ringo graphic. Willem cartoons. Oz subscription page.
OZ 12. (May 1968) Fold-out poster/newspaper and insert issue, Martin
Oz Benefit ad. Martin Sharp
‘Dancin in the Street’ Black uprising drawing. IT subscription and Incredible
String Band ads. ‘Desire Can be Destroyed’ Buddhist games and graphics,
‘Unhappiness is caused by desire or craving’ texts and graphics, and ‘Existence
is Unhappiness’ game and collage fold-outs. Middle Earth, Other Scenes and Hung
On You ads. Spike File – 10 Days in New York.
Big O Posters ads. Ozmosis – observations by Paul Lawson. Anti-University and
Gandalf’s Garden ads. 2 page girl/goddess graphic. ‘Fading Freedoms/Latent
Fascisms & Hippie High Hopes’ part 2 by Raymond Durgnat. Racism in the UK
— ‘Excuse Me, Is That the Way to the Gas Chambers?’. Letter from Rishikesh
OZ 13. (June 1968) Golden Nigel
Quadruple ‘Catherine and the Wheel
of Fire’ poster with Big O Posters ad on reverse. Martin Sharp Legalise Pot
Rally graphic. ‘We Need you Cohn-Bendit’ letter. Eva. The Fugs. Jean-Jacques
Lebel. John Wilcock’s Other Scenes. IT subscription form. ‘Agit Oz’ -
revolutionary quotes, chart + graphics. ‘When Harrods is Looted’ by David
Widgery. 2p ‘Hubert Sanguine’ graphic by Andrew Fisher & David Spode. ‘The
May Revolution’ and ‘Philistine’s Tears – Nectar of the Gods’ by Angelo
Quattrocchi. Oz Night – the Nice ad. OZ subscription/back issue page. Graffiti
1968. Transcriptions from Dylan’s Don’t
Look Back. Incredible String Band ad. ‘Smokeless Interzone’ by Michael
Horovitz. Ozmosis – ‘We clothe every child in napalm’ by Paul Lawson. ‘The
Alf-Back’ - the Queen in Australia.
‘Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey - The Worst Trip Ever’ by Tom Nairn.
OZ 14. (August 1968) Doors’ Strange
The Doors Waiting For the Sun
and Roundhouse appearance ad. Berke’s Bourgeoise – a Lexicon compiled by Joe
Berke. Soldiers with decapitated men photo – ‘Where We’re At’. ‘Trip Without a
Ticket’ – 4p on the Diggers. ‘Towards the New Synthesis’ by Herman Kahn. Dr Hip Ocrates. “Ensure Confusion – every OZ
is different” editorial, subscription & back issues. Peace News,
Apple (a small ad that appears twice), Deviants, Time Out and Dr Alan
Cohen lecture tour ads. Full page Martin Sharp cartoon strip. Full page Apple
ad with text by Miles. ‘Fading Freedoms/Latent Fascisms’ part 3 by Raymond
Durgnat. IT subscription form. ‘The Yellow-on-Orange-Press’ by Sheldon Williams.
‘Anti-U’ – the London Anti-University
by Alan Krebs. ‘Anti-U2’ by Bill Mason. Ad for the Institute of
Phenomenological Studies Dialectics of Liberation LP recordings. ‘3rd World’ –
Norodom Sihanouk on Cambodia.
‘The Hair of Fabian Douglas’ – a 5p tale from ‘The Alf-Back’ by Neil Douglas
about a boy expelled from an Australian school for having long hair. ‘Law &
Order & Justice ho ho!’ a documentary about colour prejudice in the police
force with credits to the BBC, Black Dwarf & Black Panthers. Viva Che!
Lorrimer Publishing ad. The Electric Circus – devoted to the environment with
an ‘Octahedron House’ cut-out plan. ‘1+1 +J-LG’ 2 or 3 tapes of a press
conference with Jean-Luc Godard. Jefferson Airplane pic & ideal LP
compilation by John Leaver. MGM Records ad. ‘Czechs Told’ by Richard Deutscher.
‘Chicago’ - Eugene Schonfield on Yippies and demos.
OZ 15. (October 1968) Martin Sharp
Letter from Clive James.
Martin Sharp cartoons. Germaine Greer’s ‘Flip Top Legal Pot’. IT subscription
ad. ‘I Can’t Escape My Passion Drives: Confessions of a Suburban Wife’.
‘Dreaming of a Red Christmas’ by David Widgery, Martin Sharp graphic/collage.
Oz back issues with cover images. ‘Barricades Around the Small Screen’ -
Wayland Brown on TV. ‘Mr Ripper’s Dirty Books’-obscene publications. Interview
with Allen Cohen about Meher Baba. Michael English illustration & C. Logue
poem. ‘Continuity & Discontinuity’ by Edward de Bono, ‘The State of
American Protest’ by Peter Buckman. Transcription of the Stones’ ‘Street
Fighting Man’ and ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’ + photo. BFI report confidential. 2p Hippy
graphics. ‘Down on the Farm’ - communalism by Emmanuel Petrakis. Martin Sharp’s
Electric Circus Exploding Hendrix graphic. ‘Rock Aesthetics’ by Richard
Meltzer. ‘Support your Local Police’ by Tom Nairn.
OZ 16. (November 1968) Magic
Theatre, Martin Sharp Collages.
The Magic Theatre refers to
Hermann Hesse’s novel Steppenwolf, “Entrance not for everybody. Price of
admittance, your mind and 3 shillings”. Robert Hughes, author of The Shock
of the New, said of this issue, “Sharp has assembled one of the richest
banks of images that has ever appeared in a magazine”. The next issue of Oz
described OZ 16 thus: “Sharp and Von Mora invite you to the Magic Theatre.
Mixed media non copy. The worst selling most praised Oz ever”.
OZ 17. (December 1968) Louise Ferrier and Jenny Kee front cover
Louise Ferrier colour back
issue/subscription page. Anti-war montage. ‘Counter-Authority’ by Peter
Buckman. ‘The Half Remarkable Question’ - Incredible String Band lyric and 2p
illustration. Martin Sharp graphics. Flypower. Poverty Cooking by Felix and
Anson. ‘The Year of the Frog’ by Jule Sachon. ‘Guru to the World’ - John
Wilcock in India.
‘We do everything for them…’ - Rupert Anderson on homelessness. Dr Hipocrates
(including ‘inflation’ letter featured in Playpower). Homosexuality
& the law. David Ramsay Steele on the abolition of Money. ‘Over and Under’
by David Widgery – meditations on cultural politics and Jeff Nuttall’s Bomb
Culture. A Black bill of rights – LONG LIVE THE EAGLES! ‘Ho! Ho! Ho Chi
Mall’ - the ethos of the ICA.
Graphic from Nottingham University.
Greek Gaols. Ads for Time Out and John & Yoko’s Two Virgins.
Cream/Clapton. Interview with Manfred Mann. Deviants LP review by Felix Dennis.
‘Why Isn’t London Jumping’ by
Geoffrey Cannon. James Taylor ad and ads for & review of Tiny Tim’s You
Are What You Eat.
OZ 18. (February 1969) Fold-out
tabloid format, Crumb ‘Fingerlickin’ Good’ cover
Struggling/dancing woman on
inside cover. Andy Warhol interview. Summer Solstice poem. ‘Eldridge Cleaver
Welcome Here’ photo. Private Eye ad. ‘Emergency Yippie Report’ by Jerry
Rubin & Friends. Revolutionary Militant Student ad. Rules for the Black
Panther Party. Michael X. Angelfood McSpade Robert Crumb cartoon. ‘How to
Commit Revolution in Corporate America – and in Corporate Britain’ part 1 by G.
William Domhoff. The Soft Machine interview by Michael Broome and Mary Moore
and Joseph Strick film rumours. MGM Records ad. Middle Earth/Roundhouse ad.
‘The MC5 Kick Out the Jams!’ LP reviews: Buddy Miles, Brian Auger & the
Trinity, Tim Hardin, Zappa/Ruben & The Jets and Al Stewart. Terry Reid.
RELEASE change of address/ad. ‘The Rat Game’ by Angelo Quattrocchi. ‘Wind Up
Black Dwarfs’ by Clive James. Poverty cooking. IT subscription ad. ’What ‘Paul
Getty, the Freak Horseman of the Djmaa El Fna, and the Nude Texan Girl from the
Albert Hall Alchemical Wedding Did Last Month‘ – Richard Neville on Marrakesh
and his meeting with Lee Heater. Full page How to Achieve Sexual Ecstasy
OZ 19 (March 1969) Germaine
Greer/Viv Stanshall cover
Greer-Stanshall pics front,
back, inside front and Greer intermittently throughout. Other Scenes. Martin
Sharp ‘There was movement at the station…’ graphic. Spike – Richard Neville on Lee
Heater and Abbie Hoffman’s Revolution for the Hell of it of which
Neville writes: “ His strategy I would call the Politics of Play…” UPS. Photo
of Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding
& Caroline Coon. Time Out subscription ad. ‘Frelimo’ – the Mozambique
liberation struggle. ‘Food Explosion’ by David Ramsay Steele. Full page
‘piggies’ cartoon. Smoking – Professor Norman Zinberg talks to Caroline Coon
about dope + Krishna Lama licensed dope shop ad. ‘Guerilla Psychic Warfare’
part 2 by G. William Domhoff (scribbled in parenthesis at the end: “If the
revolution means prose like this let’s LOSE!”). Centrefold poems by Peter
Mayer, typography by Alan Rickman. ‘Why the Press Council’s a Fake’ + graphic.
OZ subscription ad. Mozic: ‘The Universal Tonguebath-A Groupie’s Vision’ –
Staff writer Germaine talks to Dr G, a celebrated (and over educated)
international groupie, by Germaine Greer. Jackie Lomax ad. ‘You Might Think
it’s a Load of Old Cock, Man, But That’s Your Hangup’ – review of John &
Yoko’s Two Virgins by Sebastion Jorgenson. LP reviews: Led Zeppelin,
Rhinoceros, The Concert Ensemble, The Everly Brothers, Murray Roman, Touch.
Full page photos of Marianne Faithfull as Ophelia and Mick Jagger from the Beggars
Banquet sessions. Full page photo and quote from the Incredible String
Band. ‘This Man is Dangerous’ – Detective Sgt Norman (Normal)
Pilcher, head of Scotland Yard’s drug squad. ‘The Only Living Dylanologist’ –
A.J. Weberman talks to Gordon Friesen + Dylan photo. Led Zeppelin, Family, Roy
Harper, Gutbucket, Middle Earth, Island Records ads. Inside back cover ad for The
Encyclopaedia of Sexual Behaviour.
OZ 20. (April 1969) Hells Angel
cover and feature
John Wilcock’s Other Scenes.
‘The Situationists are Coming’ by Angelo Quattrocchi. ‘Bedtime Story’ by Peter
Buckman. 2p ‘Victor Vulgar’ cartoon by Von Mora. ‘A Vicious God’. Poems and
graphics. Word Play by Peter Mayer. Graphic by McInnerney. IT subscription
form. Dr Hip Ocrates. Poverty Cooking (roast Trafalgar pigeon). ‘Out of the
Psychodrama’ by David Widgery. ‘Hell’s Angels-Hell’s Who?’ – text and
interviews by Andrew Fisher + pictures. ‘Child That I Am I Do’ – 4p text &
pictures on the Incredible String Band by Danae. Ad for Lenny Bruce LP. Jimmy
Page interview by Felix Dennis. Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone by
Sebastian Jorgenson. LP reviews: Traffic, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Mike
Bloomfield & Al Kooper, Howling Wolf.
OZ 21. (May 1969) Elektra Records
‘Amazement’ ad cover
(insert: Outcry! People's
Park poster + Running Man Book News booklet) ‘Rex Organ M.D.’ cartoon. ‘Plant
Your Seeds’. Wak Komix cartoons including Martin Sharp Magic Theatre montage -
8 page comic freakout (Clay Wilson, Crumb). Ad for Living Theatre. ‘Living the
Revolution’ by John Gerassi. Dr Hip Ocrates. ‘Which Side are you On Baby?’ -
Michael English graphic. Middle Earth and ‘Jeremy the best gay mag in the
world’ ads. John Hurford 2 page graphic. Full page Janis Joplin pic and
Thunderclap Newman ad. ‘Born Under a Bad Sign’ - Pete Townshend interview from
Tony Palmer’s book. Zapple records ad. Tommy,
Nashville Skyline and Liverpool Scene
reviews. Rock n roll lyrics (The Chiffons, Johnny Kidd, Eddy Cochran, Little
Richard). Poverty Cooking (leg of long pig). Ad for the Who’s Tommy.
‘The Groovy Thing is – You’re Not Alone’ – interview with Murray Roman. ‘Che
Body Politic’ theatre review by Danny Hughes. ‘Up Ulster’
- Bernadette Devlin interview by Peter Buckman. Crucified rodent graphic. ‘The
Chart is the Map’ Paradise Now body chart. ‘The Plot is the Evolution’ Living
Theatre photomontage. ‘The Ritual is the Vision’ by Bill Levy. Marsha Hunt ad
photo by David Bailey.
OZ 22. (July 1969) Martin Sharp
Mickey Mouse/smiling moon cover
Square format. Zap Comix
graphic. Marmalade Records ad. ‘The Million Dollar Underground’ by Germaine Greer.
‘Private Armies’ – John Crowley on squatting. Full page Saville Theatre Leonard
Rossiter in Arturo Ui ad with framing
Ebadajos graphic. Pop stars and drug law evasion. Full page ad for
Jeremy: the magazine for people who don’t care about sex! John Wilcock’s ‘Other
Scenes. ‘Loaded’ by Bob Pritchard & poems by Alan Bold and Pete Brown. Ad
for an eveing with Steve Dwoskin. Dr Hip Ocrates. Poverty Cooking. Exploding
Hendrix & Plant a Flower Child posters free with OZ subscription ad. ‘The
Great Hippie Hoax’ – 7p of hippie horror stories and reprints including a book
which allegedly advises that “hippies should be sent to concentration camps”.
‘Drugs is a 5 Letter Word’ by a Sunday Times reporter – critique of “the
mindless coverage of drugs by mass media”. 2p centerfold graphics. ‘Television
the Bankrupt Medium’ - Oz TV supplement. ‘The Tired Producer’s Notes for His
Testament’ by David Sharp – a tired producer. ‘The Cultural Luddites’ by Tom
Nairn. ‘Visual Wank’ by Ian Stocks. ‘Shoot it! Show it! Video Now’ by John
Hopkins. Ads for Time Out and Some Of IT. Mozic: full page photo
of Prince Charles playing the cello. Martha Velez and Murray Roman ads. Frank
Zappa/Uncle Meat interview by Pete
Drummond. Full page Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want/Honky
Tonk Women’ ad. LP reviews: Lenny Bruce, Pete Brown, Albert King, Blossom Toes
and the Velvet Underground. 2p Rock Quiz + photomontage. Harvest Records ad.
‘Marsha’ – 2p interview with Marsha Hunt.
OZ 23. (August/September 1969)
“yet each man kills the thing
he loves…” Wilde quote on cover. Full-page IOW ad – Bob Dylan & The Band,
Richie Havens. Max Ernst illustrations with captions and centerfold. Martin
Sharp single frames throughout. A run of critical/cryptic statements which feature
at the top & sides of some pages. Gay lovers photo - ‘Man Maketh Man’.
‘Suck for Peace’ – extracts from The Homosexual Handbook by Angelo
d’Arcangelo. ‘Take it Like a Man’ – a young West London
drug addiction clinic doctor on homosexuality. Michael J.W. Storey – the last
supper. ‘Did You Feel the Earth Move Little Rabbit?’ - Bob Hughes on the moon
landing. Miles on ‘Mother Earth’. Ad for The Julian Press. ’Return of the Media
Pirates’: Caroline News – Alan Reid on pirate radio. Form/graphic declaration
and article on leaving the Air Force. Dr Hip Ocrates. Poverty Cooking. Review
of Some of IT, Turning On and Nik Cohn’s Pop
from the Beginning. Harvest
Records ad. Mozic: Blind Faith LP cover (nude 11 year-old girl) with a
condemnation of it by Don Short of the Daily Mirror. Phil
Ochs/Deviants/Pink Fairies music culture commentary. LP reviews: Blind Faith,
Martha Vellez, Dr Strangely Strange and Tim Buckley. Spoof film ad. Trouble in
Molopolis – Martin Sharp photo. Leonard Cohen ‘The Beautiful Loser’ by Raymond
Durgnat. Time Out ad. 2p back issues + Middle Earth ad. ‘Biography of
the Simeon Synthesizer’ by Simeon of Silver Apples. Back cover ‘Free chickens’
Gilbert Shelton cartoon.
OZ 24. (October/November 1969) The
Beautiful Freaks issue
Lee Heater cover (insert:
Honeybunch Kaminski poster with anti-Oz articles from the People [7/9/69]
and a rebuttal from the Guardian [10/9/69]
on the reverse). ‘Welcome to the OZ Freak Show’ by Ian Channell. Danae on Rufus
Collins & the Living Theatre. Marcia Herscovitz interviews herself.
‘Urological Nurturement’ by John Ivor Golding. Gilbert Shelton ‘Freak Brothers’
strip. Lee Heater. Anthony Haden-Guest on ‘Bruce’, a freak. ‘I Agree with your
Tactics But I Don’t Know about Your Goals’ - extracts from Jerry Rubin’s Do It! 1p+ John & Yoko photomontage.
Dr Hip Ocrates. ‘Mr Orgone’ - Interview with Ilse Reich about Wilhelm. Rolling
Stones Through the Past, Darkly ad. ‘The Navy Lark’. ‘Mozic and the
Revolution’ by Germaine Greer. Harvest records ad. LP reviews: The Kinks, John
Mayall and Steve Miller. ‘The Beatles Come Together’ - Abbey Road/John Lennon interview by Miles. Back cover ad (girl
dancing in IOW festival crowd) for LP by Free.
OZ 25. (December 1969) Hippie Atrocities
‘The End Funnies’ cartoon.
Mott the Hoople ad. 2p Elvis/Sun Records montage/game - A
Trip Down Memory Lane with the Sun Stars. ‘America’s
Real Uncle Sam’ – Robert Finnis on Sam C. Phillips. Mighty Baby ad. Plastic Ono
Band Live Peace in Toronto
ad. Review of Dylan’s Great White Wonder and Bob Dylan LPs by Felix
Dennis. 4p CBS Records ad. Other Scenes. – Japan.
Gilbert Shelton Furry Freak Bros cartoon. 2p Martin Sharp ‘Tiny Tim’
collage. Dr Hip Pocrates. Vertigo Records ad. Full page ad for the Beatles’
Something/Come Together. 3p Peter Fonda interview reprinted from the Georgia
Straight + Easy Rider pics. ‘Ibiza:
Syringes naked breasts and all that shit’. Centre page ‘Wrestling’ poster -
Danne Hughes on Scunthorpe. ‘Just Bloody Tenants’ – the Morden
estate. 2p on the Chicago
Conspiracy Trial. ‘Tashkent’ –
prison experiences by Anthony Lorraine. ‘Oxford’
– similar experiences by students Roj Jarman and John N. Gray. Special OZ
Information Service; The Hash Scene - ‘The Lebannon: The Hole of the Lebanese
Black’ by Harvey Matusow. IT Subscription ad by Edward(?). Moody Blues ad.
‘Goodbye Jack Kerouac’ by David Widgery. Arrest in Turkey.
‘Dynamite the BBC’. Other Scenes subscription ad. Full page ad for Plastic Ono
Band’s ‘Cold Turkey’. ‘Arts Lab Death’ – letter from Jim Haynes. ‘Kill for
Love’ – letter from Mick Farren (reply to Germaine Greer’s ‘Mozic’ article in
OZ 24). Syd Barrett Madcap Laughs/‘Octopus’ ad. The Sun ‘Leper
Rapes Girl’ reprint. Friends ad. Reviews: Quintessence, Mighty Baby,
John Mayall, King Crimson, The Byrds. Straight Records ad. Full page Louise
Ferrier photo/ Scarlett O’Hara quote. Blackhill Enterprises ad. Full page John
& Yoko Wedding Album ad. Bonzo Dog ad. Full Page Rolling Stones Let
It Bleed ad. Book Reviews: Pablo Neruda, The Confessions of
Aleister Crowley, Bernadette Devlin. 1p+trippy graphic. Back cover girl
with whip photo by Gerard Malanga.
OZ 26. (Feb/March 1970) Pussy Power
(insert: Print Mint posters
ad) Poem ‘A Sane Revolution’ by D.H. Lawrence. OZ subscription form. ‘Portrait
of a Bolshevist’ 2p graphics. 1p Blackhill Enterprises and Vertigo ads. ‘The
New Word Po Po’ – Edward de Bono. ‘Heavy Shit’ by Felix Dennis. ‘Gangster of
Love Deported’ – extract from Bill Levy’s journal. LP reviews: Tim Buckley, Renaissance,
Taj Mahal, Miles Davis. 4p CBS ad. ‘The Biggest Tool in Show-Biz’ - on Roddy
McDowell. ‘The Slag heap Erupts by Germaine Greer. Candy Darling photo
centerfold. ‘The Food Explosion’ part 2. Lennon/Ono Instant Karma! ad. Dear
Doctor Hippocrates. ‘Acid Flix’ – underground film by Albie Thoms. ‘Flogging
Critics’ by Peter Buckman. 2p girls and car photo. Ad for Suck. Ad for Friends
& ad for IT with Edward drawing. Full page Time Out ad. John &
Yoko ‘Ban Guns’ ad. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial transcript and full page
cartoon. ‘Played Out’ - David Widgery reviews Richard Neville’s Playpower. Call for “readers who are under eighteen to come and edit the April
issue”. ‘Head Books’ by Jim Anderson. Chaoz – anti TV. Back cover Martin Sharp
OZ 27. (April 1970) Acid Oz - Sex
Fair Special, Bob Crumb cover
LSD – ‘The Acid Facts’ text
and graphic. ‘The Chemical Revolution: To Trip is Human, To Revolt Divine!’.
2p+ Thead cartoon. ‘Not So Instant Karma’ by Jim Anderson. ‘Zabriskie
Petit-Point’. ’14 Ways of Looking at Charles Manson… and one way of talking to
him’. 2p Martin Sharp ‘Acid is Good For You’ graphic. ’Dope Hope’ by Steve
Morris. The Wooton Report on LSD and Amphetamine by Steve Abrams. ‘Women on the
Moon’ – Michelene Wandor’s reply to Greer. Tony Bell cartoon. ‘Candy Darling
finds Love at Last’ - interview with Arthur Lee/Love by Jim Anderson.
Centrespread ‘I Was a Teenage Bopper’ prepubescent girls photo by Thomas Weir
(incidentally, he also did the back cover shot for the Dead’s Aoxomoxoa
LP). Extracts from Robert Finnis’ History of Teen Idols and Teenybop. ‘Satans
Slaves Read Books’ – review by Jim Anderson. ‘Crazy Otto Sheds His Guilt’ -
Albie Thoms on Otto Muehl. LP reviews: Live/Dead,
GTOs, Mick Farren, Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller, Rod Stewart. 4p+ CBS
Records ad. ‘Playpower in Pornoland’ by Richard Neville. Playpower ad.
2p photomontage by Jo Garcia. Back cover - Oz back-issues and subscription with
David Nutter ‘castration’ photomontage.
OZ 28. (May 1970) The Schoolkids
2p photo of editors &
contributors, plus photos & biographies. ‘The Return of King Kong: Guerilla
Babes Wipeout!’ – school experiences/letters. Jail Bait of the Month photo.
School Atrocities. Headmaster of the Year and school articles. ‘Xam Blues’.
Vivian Berger’s ‘Rupert/Crumb’ montage and ‘Rupert Dancing’. Gilbert Shelton
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers cartoon. Let it All Hang Out – Oz Freak of the
Month. Photo of students/quote from Nixon about “bums… blowing up the
campuses”. ‘High Skool Confidential: Billy Bunter Breaks Out’ – from The
High School Revolutionaries’. 2p Rehearse for the Apocalypse text and
graphic. ‘Brown Shoes Don’t Make It’ – music by Charles Shaar Murray. Back
issue bonanza and ‘Pud’ cartoon. Siné cartoons. Oz Sucks – letters. Dr
Hippocrates. ‘Head Books’ by Charles Shaar Murray. ‘Jeff Beck: Truth is Blue’.
Review of Theodore Roszak’s The Making of a Counter Culture by Bob
Hughes. LP reviews: Incredible String Band, Atomic Rooster, Lord Sutch, the
Doors. Tony Palmer’s Born Under a Bad Sign reviewed. ‘Uncle Tom Holland
and All!’ by Hakim A. Jamal. Oz Multi-Purpose Anti-Form from the International
Society for the Abolition of Data Processing Machines. Speed Freak Fun
cartoons. For more on the Oz trial, and specifically Rupert Bear’s role Click
OZ 29. (July 1970) Female
‘New Ways with Play Clothes’ – Germaine Greer knits private parts.
‘The Kiss of the Lash’ - Judith Malina interviewed by Danne Hughes. Dr
Hippocrates. Michelene Victor’s ‘Whoring Along the Hudson’.
‘Conversations with Anais Nin’ by Jim Anderson. ‘The Politics of Female
Sexuality’ by Germaine Greer. ‘The Kings Shall Be Queens’
by Danae Brook. Full page Hendrix/Band of Gypsys ad. ‘There’s a Schmuck
in the Tall Dark Hallway…’ by Emmett Grogan. ‘Fungus Food Forecast: a faint
chemical taste in the mouth’. ‘To Live Outside the Law You Must be Honest’ –
politics & the law. LP reviews: Jimi Hendrix,
Leon Russell, King
Crimson. Woodstock movie ad.
‘Liberation Come!’ by Kerry Rolfe. ‘Sexual Politics: A Manifesto for
Revolution’ by Kate Millet. ‘Nancy Kotex’ cartoon. Canned Heat Live ad. ‘Sugar
and Spice’ by Christine Pickard. ‘The Perils of Pauline’ cartoon. Altamont
– male deodorant spray parody ad. ‘The Divine Monosyllable – from a 19th
century dictionary of slang and its analogues’. Full page ad for Phun
City. Back cover photo of a
OZ 30. (October 1970)
Hendrix poster by Mike McInnerney/reverse: Oz International Film Festival
Supplement-poster, featuring reports on Otto Meuhl, Carolee Schneeman, the BFI,
and a transcribed argument between 3 Maoist students and a National Front
spokesman plus pictures) ‘Communal Life in America’
montage. ‘Sources of Power’ – Neil Rock on the pot trail. Moroccan anti-kif
poster. ‘Conversations with a CIA Agent’. Germaine Greer remembers
Hendrix in ‘Hey Jimi, Where you Gonna Run to Now?’. The Sun newspaper montage.
Hog Farm/Wavy Gravy interview. General
Waste More Land
interview by Micheline Victor. ‘Yohimbina Diaries’ by Neal Phillips. 1p desert
musicians graphic. Mott the Hoople ad. Think Ink Mike Wellard cartoon/ad. ‘OZ
Up the Khyber’’ – travel. Very Cold Turkey. Japan.
Keef Hartley Band ad. ‘Little Orphan Amphaetamine’ Gilbert Shelton cartoon. Morocco
Death Picnic. Chile.
The Fourth World graphic. ‘Marrakhash Sexpress’ by Jim
Anderson. High Tide ad and ad for film The Man Who Had Power Over Women.
LP Reviews: The Rolling Stones, North Indian Music, Keef Hartley, Pete Bardens,
The Doors, Dr John. Subscription - ‘Giant Rip-Off seized School Kids OZ on
secret sale!’. Vertigo records ad. ‘Love Rock Tribal Schlock’ – Kate Garrett on
Hair. Good Times – travel: San Francisco,
Switzerland, the Hotcha!
Tribe. Letter from Dan Goff Productions. ‘Surf Shine Supermen’ – 4p surfing in Australia
by David Elfick & Rusty Miller. Back cover ad for Zappa/Mothers Weasels
Ripped My Flesh.
OZ 31. (Nov/December 1970) Yippie
Oz/Brave New Morning cover
Oblong size, the legend on
the cover reads, “He drives a Maserati She’s a professional model The boy is
the son of the art editor of Time magazine: Some revolution!” End of an Era Oz
2p graphic. “All God’s Children Got De Clap” – politics & personalities by
Richard Neville. ‘Charles Acid’ Charles Atlas ad parody. Track records ad and
ad for George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass. ‘Magick Mushroom’ by Lynn
Darnton. Illustrated small ads by Peter Till. Dr Hippocrates. IT bust. Tim
Harris and Sheila Rowbotham review Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch. Spike on Suck and Otto Meuhl with Crumb cartoon.
‘Bang! Bang! You’re Dead’ by David Widgery with Jim Leon graphic. Jerry Rubin
in London. Ad for the film The
Body. Book reviews of Peter Laurie’s Scotland Yard and Beneath
the City Streets. LP reviews: Johnny Winter, Dave Mason, Ike & Tina
Turner, Pink Floyd, John Cale, Neil Young. Yippie Quiz. Underground films at
the NFT by David Triesman. ‘The Obscene Phone Caller’ cartoon. Clive Goodwin
reviews The Story of the Black Panther
Party by Bobby Seale. 4p ‘Sergeant Death meets Wonder Wart-Hog’ Gilbert
Shelton cartoon. ‘Local Jew Boy Makes Good’ - 2p Charles Shaar Murray review of
Dylan’s New Morning with graphics by Ed Belchamber. H.R. Giger graphic.
Ads for Colloseum’s Daughter of Time and on the back cover Frank Zappa’s
OZ 32. (January 1971) square format
Emergency Issue Granny’s Oz
Cover reprints the obscenity
charge against OZ. Obscene Graphic? (now you see it – now you don’t). Brian
Bolland graphic strip and stills from Performance (Jagger’s penis).
‘Whistle while you Wank?’ by David Widgery. OZ Obscenity Fund plea and cartoon.
‘Hi Ho, High Ho! It’s Off to Work We Go’ by Louis Jigsaw with full page Trades
Union flag with Shelton’s Freak
Brothers imposed and a Robert Crumb frame. ‘Trot Trot Trotsky Goodbye’ by Tom
Ludd. ‘The Radicalization of the Superheroes’ by Lindsy and Lawrence
Van Gelder. Ad for Performance. ‘Letters Luff Left’. Acid House/Clinic
Invitation. ‘You Don’t Know How Good You Got it Here in Britain Mate for
Example…’ - repressive laws of entry by Neal Ascherson illustrated with
apologies to Gilbert Shelton. ‘Don’t Forget the Glutamate Mum!’ by Brian J.
Ford. ‘Swede ‘n’ Sour Discover America’
– Laura Furman on American deserter communities. Centrefold Columbus
and the Pig graphics by Irons. ‘Mystic Guerillas’ by Jamian Ananda. Monster
Comix, back issues, badges, OZ subscription offer. The Pellen Centre ad. ‘What
Really Happened at Scotland Yard’s Christmas Party’ by Richard Neville.
Fotheringay ad. Muddy Waters interview by Charles Shaar Murray. ‘Put a Real
Queen in the Palace’ by Graham Hunt, member of Gay Liberation Front. ‘Y-Front
Guerillas’ – Warren on the Gay
Liberation Front. ‘Good Morning Little School Girl’ by Marilyn Brando, a
grateful graduate of Schoolkids OZ. ‘Oh Lord This Cell is Cold’ by Michael
Kustow. Full page John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band ad and ditto Yoko
Ono/Plastic Ono Band. ‘It’s All White Ma I’m Only Bleeding’ – Hakim A.
Jamal on racism. ‘Blind Man’s Luff’ by Germaine Greer + Cembrowicz and Rankin
graphic strip. LP reviews: Velvet Underground Loaded, Egg, Jimi
Hendrix Live Experience 67-68. Ad for Performance. Print Mint
Poster Sale. Back Cover Jagger/Performance
OZ 33. (February/March 1971) Norman
Lindsay cover art
4p graphics by Condon. OZ subscription ad with Oliver
Twist illustration. Vertigo records ad. 2p ‘Raw War’ cartoon. ‘There’s No
Business Like Bomb Business’ by Dave Dellinger – A Time to Look at Ourselves,
reprinted from Liberation Magazine. National Enquirer Judy Garland graphic by
Heathcote Williams. ‘Tales of Sherwood Forest, or: What
Shall We Do With the Bank of England’ from a séance with Robin Hood. ‘Whistle
While You Wank Re-Visited’ – Tom Ludd’s critique of David Widgery. Michael X.
‘Cuntpower Trials’ – in court with the women accused of disrupting Miss World
by Rosemary Pettit and Others – “The girls were fined and Women’s Liberation
found the court entirely irrelevant”. ’Ink is Definitely Coming’ OZ obscenity
fund and Ink production. ‘A Plague of Locusts’ – Felix Dennis reviews Rockin
50’s Rock ‘n Roll. LP reviews: Janis Joplin, Laura Nyro, Jefferson Airplane
and Yes. ‘A Deafening of Prophets’ – book reviews by Peter Buckman. Uriah Heep
ad. Ad for Richard Neville’s Playpower. ‘Soul On Acid: Leary in Algiers’
by Michael Zwerin. ‘There Was Once a Shepherdess’ 3p cartoon by Guitton. ‘Down
on the Farm’ interview with ‘animal lover’ Bodil conducted by Ole Ege. ‘The
Anarchist Cookbook: “Turn On, Burn Down, Blow Up!”’ by Jim Anderson. Ad for
Man LP. ‘Splendour in the Rice’ by Jay Landesman. 2p woman/eagle montage. ‘The
Daddy of Them All’ – Peter Jones on Richard Dadd + full page reproduction of The
Fairy Feller. Back cover OZ Police Ball! ad for an obscenity trial benefit
at Middle Earth.
OZ 34. (April 1971) Parent’s Guide
to Drug abuse cover
4p erotic graphics +
centerfold by Peter Webb/Hornsey College/Burman. Spike: Oz trial – the charges
against OZ 28 + 2 letters from angry headmasters + plea for schoolteachers,
psychiatrists and sociologists who will defend OZ. Full page Cochise ad. ‘All
Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace’ - Richard Brautigan poem. ‘Letter
from America’ –
Abbie Hoffman defends himself. Selection’s from Germaine Greer’s Fan Mail:
Letters to a Female Eunuch. RELEASE ad. ‘The Last Laugh’ 3p cartoon. Robin
Jenkins on Imperialism and exploitation. ‘The Fight’ Robert Crumb cartoon. ‘Uganda
Me Goose!’ by Alex Mitchell. Ads for Nasty Tales, Mushroom Records,
Caravan. Latin America. ‘Chad:
The Ultimate French Farce’ by David Triesman. Ad for William Burroughs Jr’s
book Speed. ‘Our Man in Oman’
by Peter Hellyer. ‘One Little Piggy Hogged the Media’ review of Medicine Head
LP and reflections on music and the media by Felix Dennis + Diagram of a Drug
Abuser. Mail order OZ. Neon Records ad. ‘They’re Selling Postcards of the
Hanging’ by Louis Jigsaw. ‘My Lay in My Lai’ by former
Sgt Dan Mouer. Vertigo Records ad. Ad for Lennon/Ono Power to the People. LP
reviews: Hendrix, John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat, The Incredible String Band, Ray
Russel, David Crosby. Review of Marijuana in books and the news. Review of R.B.
Fisher’s A Dictionary of Drugs. ‘The Revolution is Over – Tough Shit…
You Missed It!’ by David Reynolds’. Back page ad for Ink.
OZ 35. (May 1971) Special Pig issue
cover by Ed Belchamber
Stop Press: OZ Obscenity
Trial June 22nd Old Bailey. ‘The Contortions of Modern Cricket’ A
commentary on the current state of the game – Suck, sexuality and politics by
Jim Haynes + graphics. ‘The Continuing Story of Lee Heater’ by Jim Anderson +
graphics. How Howie Made it in the Real World 3p cartoon by Gore. Full page
Keef Hartley Band ad. ‘The Bob Sleigh Case’ by Stanislav Demidjuk – freak
injustice. ‘Act Like a Lady’ – gay advice from Gay Dealer + graphics by Rod
Beddall. Chart: ‘The Medical Effects of Mind-Altering Substances’ – based on
charts by Sidney Cohen MD and Joel Fort MD. Drug Chart Extra. ‘Acid Through the
Looking Glass’ and The YageDitran Conjecture – Peter Stafford author of LSD—The
Problem Solving Drug and the forthcoming Psychedelic Baby Reaches
Puberty on psychedelics. Full page trippy Alice and white rabbit graphic.
Drugs Fight Dirty – Hit Back Hard text & graphic. Full page Dan Pearce
graphic. Pink Fairies & Roy Harper ads. Ozjets D’art at Clytie Jessop’s
Gallery in Kings Road –
thanks for the exhibition + graphics including Hockney’s portraits of the
editors. Mail order OZ including Luff, Honeybunch, pregnant elephant and Three
Virgins (girls from the centrespread of OZ 27) T-shirts & badges. Ad for
Jill Neville’s The Love Germ. Edward cartoon ad for Nasty Tales
& IT. Centrespread Hans Bellmer graphic. Mike Murphy cartoon. Edgar
Broughton Band & Brian Auger ads. ‘Desolation Dribble’ – David Reitman
plays basketball with Dylan + Dan Pearce graphic. ‘His Duty to Serve – Hers to
Inspire’ – Lee Harris on Gandhi. Gnidrolog by Charles Shaar Murray + full page
3rd eye photo. Spike: the Little Red Schoolbook and
repression. Ink. Richard Brautigan poem ‘Flowers for Those You Love’. St
Cecelia ad. ‘Terror on the Tubes’ – Stanislav Demidjuk on Theatrespiel
performance. S. Clay Wilson Spider Joy cartoon. ‘See Me Feel Me Touch Me Heal
Me’ Esalen and Encounter Group Therapy – Jerome Liss talks to Don Braisby +
graphics and groups list. Gypsy and B.B. Blunder ads. Fan mail + Lynn Barnes
graphic. Thin Lizzy & early Hendrix on Saga Records ads & Friends of
the Earth books by Ballantine ad. LP reviews: Brian Auger, Third World War,
John Cale & Terry Riley, Keef Hartley Band, Loudon Wainwright IIIrd. 2p
M.J. Weller catoon The Firm. Back cover ad for United Artists Records featuring
boy reading OZ 33.
OZ 36. (July 1971) Dream Power
cover by Jim Leon
(insert: Janis Joplin/Oz Old
Bailey Trial poster)Inside front/inside back and back cover Big O Posters ads.
Voltaire quote, Director of Public prosecutions quote + ‘Necrophilia’ Jim Leon
illustration. ‘Dream Power’ – dreams, ecstasy, shamanism and the Malayan Sonoi
by Ioan Lewis and Kilton Stewart + illustrations including John Hurford. ‘The
W.H. Smith Story – An extract from Satan’s Slaves by James Taylor,
available from your friendly local W.H. Smiths (Smiths refused to handle OZ) +
graphic and text: “Paranoia is a new form of awareness and awareness is very
close to love” - Charles Manson. Presenting The Old Codger 3p cartoon.
‘Obscenity, who really cares? Propaganda all is phoney’ – a discussion b Dave
Robins. Full page John Thompson graphic. Oz Package Tour Feature: Indian Summer
by Simon Watson Taylor. Full page M.J. Weller cartoon The Firm. ‘Someone
Somewhere Wants a Letter From You’ protest forms by Anthony Haden-Guest re: the
war against the underground press, police harassment and corruption,
legalisation of soft drugs. Full page Frendz ad. ‘Here Come de Judge’ –
pig law by Ned Ludd. White Panthers. STYNG. Digger Action Movement.
Barry Fitton poem. Photo of the Cottingley fairies. Centrefold full Jim Leon
cover + ‘A draft charter of children’s rights’. ‘How Abbie Hoffman Stole “Steal
This Book”’ – an 8p accusation of plagiarism by co-writer Izak Haber + graphics
+ extracts. Letters + C. Broulin graphic. ‘And Then Along Came Jones’ A Letter
from John Sinclair – 3p of Sinclair against scag + graphics. Full page
Victorian porn/tree of life montage. Full page John Thompson graphics. Film ad
for Sunday Bloody Sunday. Edward cartoon/ad for Nasty Tales issue
2. ‘Women Are Goddesses or Sloppy Beasts’ - 3p David Widgery comment on Norman
Mailer’s Prisoner of Sex + Jim Leon, Eddie Cairns and Hans Bellmer
graphics. Acid in Wonderland Peter Till graphic/lyric/ad for Neil Tucker LP. LP
reviews: Head Hands and Feet, Stormcock by Roy Harper, Four Way
Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, John
Entwistle. OZ mail order including trial T shirts and naked editor prints by
OZ 37. (September 1971) Angry OZ
(Issue inverts itself half
way through, both covers are ‘front’ covers) Ad for Traffic. R.D. Laing ad. Ink
ad. Angry Brigade Communique 6. ‘Grass?’ by Andrew Cockburn + full page ‘I
crossed my fingers and took my first puff of marijuana’ graphic + 2p ‘They Said
I was Out to Lunch’ cartoon. Ike & Tina Turner ad. William Morris The
Wood Beyond the World ad. BAMN: Outlaw Manifestos and Ephemera 1965-70
ad. LP reviews: The Who Who’s Next, The Mothers Fillmore East June
1971, Jack Bruce Harmony Row. Ad for Tony Palmer’s The Trials of
OZ. ‘Tyger’ by David Widgery + Blake illustration. ‘The Cannock Chase
Murders’ poem by Judge Argyle QC + MacKinnon graphic. Film ad for Taking Off.
OZ mail order. Full page Elastic OZ Band ‘God Save Us’ ad in front-page tabloid
form. ‘Another OZ scoop – We Meet Ronald Biggs’. Ad for Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit.
‘Under Whose Thumb’ Mary Strong/Andy Levine on the Rolling Stones, macho,
egoism & cocaine + Jagger/Nazi torture montage. ‘Good Little Bad Girl’ –
Harry liked his wife in lingerie but everyone else did too! Sandy
Denny ad. Full page graphic + thanks to the one juror who thought OZ 28 not
obscene and the Judge who granted the editors bail. ‘What UCS?’ – Stanislav
Demidjuk on the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders. ‘Not So Much
Oppression More a Way of Life’ – Roger Hutchinson on the north and STYNG.
2p text and graphic sequence on ‘pig law’. ‘How to Deprave & Corrupt’ – Warren
on the OZ trial & sexual freedom + pics of couple. Full page ‘big ladies’
ad for Who’s Next. Letter from Fulham Women’s Liberation Workshop.
Transatlantic Records ad – “We don’t think Mr. Justice Argyle would like our
new releases either”. ‘Internment’ – Northern
Ireland by Brian Trench. ‘Rage of Innocence’ –
James McCann, Crumlin Road
jail escapee. Polydor/Atlantic records ad. ‘One Big Frame Up’ – Angry Brigade:
The prison letters of Jake Prescott and Ian Purdie. Full Page Mothers Fillmore
East ad. ‘Go Home Ozzies’ – Garth on deportation.
OZ 38. (November 1971) The Day the
Earth was Out to Lunch cover by Peter Brookes
Ad for John Lennon’s Imagine.
The Scotland Road Free School IT underground history+ logo. Charges against STYNG.
Chit Chat on Dress C18th enema graphic. Souvenir OZ obscenity trial programme
ad. ‘Silly Sympathies’ cartoon. ‘Survival?’ ecology + flower graphic/Mick Farren
on utopian alternatives. ‘Kisses: The Sweetest Kiss of All’ – Chris Rowley on
the OZ trial and others. ‘It’s Just a Shot Away’ – from a drug treatment center
in Vietnam. Demented Waving Brothers cartoon by Edward. Mike Harrison ad. OZ
mail order. PC 49: The Case of the Spotted Toad cartoon and poem by Alan
Stranks & John Worsley. ‘Tough Shit in Bangkok’.
Ad for Eddison’s The Worm Ouroboros. Centrefold Stewart MacKinnon
graphic. ‘Abbie: An Das a Fact’ – Hoffman attempts to refute charges made in OZ
36 that he stole most of the material for Steal This Book. LP reviews:
Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Puple Sage, Jerry Garcia, Jefferson Airplane,
Hot Tuna, Traffic, Howlin’ Wolf, Larry Coryell, Country Joe and the Fish,
Daevid Allen, John Lennon. Film ad for Danish Blue. Ad for Nottingham
alternative mag Third Eye. Robert Crumb strip cartoon featuring ad for
IT. Full page William Stok cartoon. Full page ad for Hawkwind. ‘Fans’ –
condemnatory letters from the mother of a 16 year old OZ reader and (slightly less
so) two American women. ‘Penguinpower’ ad. Ad for Roger Zelazny’s Damnation
Alley. Oxfam petition/ad. Dr J advice. ‘Captain Video’ From Larry Menkin,
Free Video America,
Seize the Media. ‘Poor Paranoids’: Rock by John Coleman. ‘Letter to the Lumpen’
from Eldridge Cleaver in Algiers,
Minister of Information, Black Panther Party. Velvet Underground LPs/tour ad.
4p Robert Crumb ‘Honeybunch Kaminski the Drug-Crazed Runaway’ cartoon. Lone
Ranger & Tonto “I think they’re all bozos in this OZ” graphic. Back cover
Bop Diddley Wah Wah Clang Honk graphic.
OZ 39. (December 1971) Thrilling
Murder Comics cover
Ad for Grateful Dead ‘Skull
& Roses’ LP. Pregnant nature photo. ‘Letter From Our Founder’ by Richard
Neville. ‘Somerset Maugham in Morocco’
by Jim Anderson. ‘Gays Doctor Reuben’ gay politics by Andrew Lumsden + Harold
Head cartoon. Film ad for Drive He Said. ‘Trouble Down at t‘ Millgarth’
– police crime in Leeds by Roger Hutchinson. Traffic ad.
‘Goodbye Gene’ Gene Vincent/Wonder Woman montage. ‘Find the Barmaid of the
Year’ - join the dots. William Stok graphic. Frendz ad. STYNG ad.
New Riders of the Purple Sage ad. ‘Concrete Jungle Karma’ – Pat Meyer on
communes. ‘Holy Joe’ – John Rosen interviews a junky ex-GI in Saigon
+ ‘Gospel Literature’ cartoon strip. Centrespread running mutant graphic. Ad
for Yoko Ono ‘Mrs Lennon’/Fly. ‘Consider the Lilies’ – Alan Watts on
hippies. Ad for the Guardian. 2p ‘Urban Paranoia’ cartoon. OZ mail
order. Full page ad for Frank Zappa LPs. Manifesto of the Youth Action Kommittee.
Open letter to John & Yoko. White Panther Party UK
addresses. Gay Liberation Front. Another ad for Yoko Ono’s Fly. Tonto’s
Expanding Head Band ad. Doctor J advice. ‘Father Bruce’ – Lenny Bruce by Steve
Mann. ‘Suzie Slumgodess’ - Jonathon Green on radical politics + graphics.
Review of Bob Dylan’s Tarantula and live performance of Zappa’s 2001(?)
Motels. ‘Brainrape’ – techno horror by Alf Moorcraft. ‘Sweet Cousin Cocaine’ 2p
advice on cocaine + graphic by Roland Komdorffer. LP reviews: The Who, Firesign
Theatre (+graphic), Fanny, Tonto’s Expanding Headband. ‘The Locust Sang’ –
Chris Rowley on consumption & ecology. Full page Who ad. Back cover black
soldiers/child bride montage by Linda S. Connor.
OZ 40. (February 1972) 64 Page
Special 5th Anniversary issue
2p Jim Leon graphic. ‘Never
Trust Anyone Over Thirty…’ – Richard Neville reports from New
York on the current state of the revolutionary game.
‘U.P.S. a Daisy’ - John Wilcock takes a critical look at the American
underground press. ‘Psychedelic Fascism’: Robert Crumb Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Manson cartoon intercut with extracts from Ed Sanders’ The Family. ‘2000
Maniacs’ – David Sturn review and reflections on movie violence. ‘Days Of
Future Passed’ – John Peel on music + Crumb frame + photo of Jim Morrison’s
grave. Full page Capricorn Graphics ad by John Hurford. ‘To Have Reached 5 is
To Have Failed in Life’ - Auberon Waugh on OZ, the trial, David Widgery, and
related issues + female Rupert Bear dancing graphic & lizard. ‘Junger Than
Springtime’ – Matt Hoffman looks at the work of C.J. Jung. Top Secret ‘Youth’
document and Restaurant Complex—Creative Proposition. Gandharva ad. ‘A
Bit of the Other’ – Bit Information Service ad. 2p M.J. Weller graphic +
Schoolgirlie Blue cartoon. ‘Things Your Teacher “Forgot” to Tell You’ – Dick
Leitsch opens up the gay history book and finds a few pages missing + William
Stok graphic. 2p desert & camels photo. ‘Leary in Limbo Limbo! Limbo!’ –
Chris Hardy reviews Timothy Leary’s Jail Notes + Kinuko Craft portrait.
‘Up Your Alley, Tariq’ – Schradan Giftgas reviews Tariq Ali’s The Coming British Revolution. Spike: whatever happened to the OZ school
kids? update. Naked man photo. Dictionary definition of ‘fuck’. Farewell to Ken
Petty. Nasty Tales trial looming. Centrespread “It’s O.K.
Harry you can come out now he’s gone” image. Miscellaneous Shit – back
issues. Reproduction of abusive postcard to OZ. Penguins ad. Viv Stanshall/NME
ad. ‘The Kinks: Mutant British Rock & Roll’ – Charles Shaar Murray reviews Muswell
Hillbillies. ‘Who is Bette Shabazz? – OZ quiz + images. Edward cartoon Nasty
Tales bust appeal. ‘Snorting?’ Things Go Better With Coke – cocaine +
illustrations by Peter Till. ‘After You With the String Rufus…’ – Danae Brook
talks to Rufus Collins, former member of the Living Theatre + photos. ‘Doing My
Jigsaw Puzzle’ – Louis Jigsaw asks where now the libidinal left? Full page ad
Yoko Ono Mind Train/Listen the Snow is Falling. 2p woman at urinal graphic.
Full page ad for Jerry Garcia’s solo album. Da Doo Ron Ron Ron… A Rock &
Roll Game. The Silent Majority speaks – letters + graphics by Grimwood. ‘The
Three ‘R’s Reeding Riting & Revolushun’ – Peter Buckman considers the
failure of compulsory education in Britain.
2p They Called our Young Love Pornographic cartoon by Griffith.
‘Heavy on the Drum’ - David Widgery’s Oz
obituary. Ad for Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Ad for Cheech & Chong
LP. Back cover Walt Disney’s Comics illustration.
OZ 41. (April 1972) Crime &
2p Loudon Wainwright III lyric
to ‘Old Friend’ and John Hurford graphic. 2p of ‘Wanted’ world figures (Golda
Meir, Gandhi, Walt Disney, Ho Chi Minh, Albert Schweitzer, J.F. Kennedy).
‘Charlie Was a Bastard’ – a short story about murder in a commune by
Christopher Priest. ‘The 1st Crime’ 2p cartoon. ‘War Crimes’ – a
roll-call of war dead. Academy Editions ad. Bickershaw Festival ad. ‘Planet of
the Apes’ graphic Mona Lisa parody. ‘Environmental Crime’ by Michael Allaby. OZ
mail order. ‘Errant Guardians of the Law’ - Police crime. 2p Mike Unsted
cartoon. ‘Mobs and Plotters’ – Andrew Sinclair on conspiracies. ‘A Rooky
Gumshoe’s A.B.C.’ NME ad. RELEASE ad. Cinema Rising ad. ‘The Politics of Rape’
by Susan Griffin 6p + graphics. Charles Shaar Murray reviews Hendrix, Isaac
Hayes, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Curtis Mayfield. Humble Pie ad. Lucifer ‘Fuck You’
ad. ‘Capital Punishments of all Nations’ text & graphic. “Astounding,
Holmes’ – Peter Laurie examines scientific police detection. Mike McGear ad. Ad
for William Morris/Ballantine Books. 3p Gilbert Shelton Wonder Wart-Hog
cartoon. Gay News ad. ‘It’s the Poor What Gets the Blame’ by Jock Young
+ illustrations by Rod. ‘Identiquiz’. Spoof (?) Home Office memo about
male/female crime rates and the need to ‘feminise’ males. Ad for The Image.
Amon Duul II ad. Full page Martin Sharp graphic/ad for his work. ‘If the Cong
Don’t Get You, Cadmium Will…’ – book reviews: Body Count, The Toxic
Metals, Doomwatch. Gnidrolog
ad. Full page ad for McCartney/Wing’s ‘Give Ireland Back to the Irish’. ‘Is
Nothing Sacred?’ – egg on Che’s face graphic. Back cover portrait of Al Capone.
OZ 42. (May/June 1972) nude hippie
‘Miss Elektra Meets the
Shocked Nun’ - David Leitch on mental hospitals and ECT. Argent ad. Ad for OZ
street sellers. Hippie couple photo. ‘The Universal
Exhibition’ - Charles Shaar Murray on the Bickershaw rock festival. ‘The
Vanishing Life Experts’ - indians in Columbia
by Robin Hanbury-Tenison. , ‘The Little Vanguard’s Tail’ - a fairy story by Sheila Turner (Sheila
Rowbotham) + Gustav Dore illustration. Twilight of the Dogs 5p+ Richard Corben
cartoon strip. Greasy Truckers ad. Brian Bolland cartoon. ‘They Do it With
Mirrors’ - feminism/TV by Micheline Wandor. ‘Let’s Have a Party’ by David
Widgery. The Death of Lester Brown, House Painter - Rod Taylor poem and Ed
Badajos graphic. Prison Special: ‘John: 30 Years of Hard Rain’ from Tales
for the Son of My Unborn Child by Thomas Farber. RAP - Radical Alternatives
to Prisons. Joshua Thomas graphic. Full page mail order OZ. The Angry
Brigade/Stoke Newington 8 trial. ‘Sledge Hammers in the Slums’ - Roger
Hutchinson on the Northern and
provincial alternative press. ‘There But For the Grace of God…’ Jackie on jail
‘Muckro Biotics’ by Amadeus Vivek. Clay Wilson graphic. Lucifer ‘Fuck You’ ad.
Peter Frampton ad. ‘From Pocket to Penis’ - Jerry Hopkins investigates the
wonderful world of rubbers. Spare Rib
ad (and notice in Spike). RELEASE new address and ad. Book reviews of Narcotic
Plants, The Underground Dictionary,
Beneath the City Streets and Roland Barthes’ Mythologies. Film reviews A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Last Picture Show , Two Lane
Blacktop. Make New Frendz ad. Ad for Anthony Scudato’s Bob Dylan biography.
& Palmer ad. LP reviews: Fanny, The Allman Brothers Eat a Peach.
‘Love, Peace, Acid, Crashpads, Lightshows, Arts Labs, Karma, Incense, Grateful
Dead & Far Out!’ by Warren Hague. Germaine Greer’s husband naked but not
aroused. Back cover: Ralph Steadman graphic ‘How you gonna crucify a child in Vietnam
without any arms?’ with Albert Schweitzer quote about the suicide of
OZ 43. (July-August 1972)
issue/mail order form) A Letter Home cartoon by Trina. Joshua ‘A Letter from an
Idle Fellow’ – letter from Vincent Van Goch to his brother Theo + Martin Sharp
collage and graphics. ‘’Murder is an Absurd Suggestion’ - Michael X on his
murder charge in Trinidad. David Sparling & Joshua Thomas graphics.
‘Twilight of the Machmen’ – anti-machine musings by Garth Murphy + Peter Till
graphics. OZ back issue bonanza. Spike: OZ pays damages to teacher mentioned in
#28. Spare Rib party disrupted by Gay Lib. Nasty Tales trial. OZ
& the Post Office Act. ‘Post-Scarcity Anarchism’ Joel Whitbrook reviews
Murray Bookchin’s book + anonymous painting + Goofy graphics by Claire Sargent.
‘Machines of Loving Grace’ – an introduction to negative ionization +
illustration by Mike Moore. ‘Acupuncture: Oh the needle and the damage done’ +
graphics. 3p The Loser cartoon by J. Osborne. Pink Fairies and Kubrick’s Clockwork
Orange ads. Help Yourself. Emerson
Lake & Palmer ad. ‘There Must Be
Some Way Outa Here’ – scenes from a Lebanese jail by Panos Koutrouboussis. Full
page ad for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust. ‘Astrolozy’ – ambrose Hollingsworth
+ illustrations by Thomas Bewick and his school. Naked man graphic. Ad for Time
Out’s Book of London. Film reviews: The Jerusalem
File, Pocket Money, Cool Breeze, The Ruling Class. Book reviews: Watch
Out Kids by Mick Farren and Edward Barker, Elvis: A Biography, Franco’s
Prisoner, The Wild Boys by William Burroughs, Shots: Photographs
from the Underground Press + photo of bloody student Columbia
‘68. 2p Oz mail order. LP reviews: Lou Reed, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust,
Edgar Winter, Jeff Beck, The Beach Boys. Ads for Revelation, MGM
Records, Drugs and Society, Ed Sander’s The Family, film ad for Fritz
the Cat. ‘Hippie Fingers in Bali Sugar’ by Jim
Anderson. Ads for Bit Information Service, CBS Records, Hawkwind’s ‘Silver
Machine’. Back Cover CBS Records ad.
OZ 44. (September 1972) The Virgin
2p OZ graphic from an
original by Thomas Bayrle. ‘The Virgin Sperm Dancer’ extracts and photos from The
Virgin Sperm Dancer, An Ecstatic Journey by William Levy with photos by Ginger
Gordon + review and reflections on sexuality by Colin MacInnes. 2p David Baird
graphic. Photo/cartoon montage. ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ – social
criticism and radical alternatives. ‘Kamikaze Kids’ – Duncan Campbell on Japan
+ Kamikaze graphic. ‘Bummer of ‘72’ – Dave Robins on Amsterdam
& ‘Greeting From the Gate’ - Dick Pountain on London’s
Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove. OZ mail order. Leon Russell ad. ‘Rocks Off With
Roxon’ – Louise Ferrier listens to journalist Lilian Roxon + illustrations by Roy
Knipe. 2p photo of mummified bodies in Mexico
– 2p of fun & fantasy sex ads “withdrawn at the last minute on the advice
of our crack team of legal advisers”. 2p Oz mail order. ‘On Your Marx…’ – John
Hoyland’s response to Joel Whitebrook’s discussion of Murray Bookchin’s ‘Post
Scarcity Anarchism’ (“who needs the original...?”) ‘Love it to Death’ - Dr
Jerry Rubenfield on alternative sexualities + photo of a sculpture by V.
Neiman. Full page John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band’s Some Time in New York
City ad. ‘Hot Rats’ – Simon Morris on a restaurant’s rat dishes. ‘The Eve
of Ratastrophe’ – rat facts + Alan Grimwood graphic. ‘Oztrology’ – Ambrose
Hollingsworth on astrology. Man, Cheech & Chong, Arthur Lee and Billy
Jack ads. Cozmic Comics ad. New English Library Underground Classics
ad. Ad for Mick Farren & Edward Barker’s Watch Out Kids. Inside
Story ad. Ad for Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow
Valley by Lord Dunsany. Firesign
Theatre ad. ‘It’s McGovern! Nudist Victory’ – Lanny Beckman on the presidential
election + photomontage by Roy Knipe and Roger Perry. 2p Inner City Romance
cartoon by Guy Colwell. ‘Red Sails in the Sunset’ – the dialectics of
menstruation by Alison Fell + photo + Tampax ad. Spike: Walt Disney sues West
Coast comic artists. Book reviews: Police, Power and Black People by
Derek Humphry, To Deprave and Corrupt: Technical Reports of the US
Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, The Dice Man by Luke
Rhinehart, Ringolevio by Emmett Grogan, Armed Love by Elia Katz.
Film reviews: The Concert for Bangla Desh, Asylum, Fritz the Cat, Young
Winston. LP reviews, Randy Newman, Roxy Music, Cheech & Chong, The
Velvet Underground, Van Morrison. Roxy lady painting by Marvin Rainbow. Help
Yourself. Oz back issue bonanza. Ads for The Image and Gay News.
Back cover ‘guru’ poster.
OZ 45. (November 1972) Large
rectangular format, cover by John Hurford
John Entwistle ad. Mandala
graphic. ‘The Big Ice Cream Cone in the Sky’ - review essay and extracts from
Baba Ram Dass’s Be Here Now. ’Our Mutant Brothers’ text and cartoon by
Greg Irons .’Dr Leary the Cosmic Whore’ - Tim Leary interview.
‘Brotherhood of Breath – the art of contemplating your navel’. ‘What is My
Secret Identity?’ short story by Morris Lurie. ‘144’ – Phil Cohen discusses a
book by Samuel Fuller and asks what went wrong with London’s biggest & most
sensational squat. ‘Watney’s Hash’ –
Jock Young takes a sober look at the dope smokers revolutionary pipe dream. ‘A
Revolutionary Structure’ – Grahame Caine talks about his Eco House. ‘Don’t Just
Say Spray Something’ – Geoff Lawes on resistance through
graffiti. ‘The Black Australia Policy’ – interview with Bobbi Sykes, a militant
black Australian. The Stoke Newington 8 + illustration by Roy Knipe. IT, Frendz
& Pink Fairies ads.Centrespread graphic. Ads for Follow-Up and Jeffrey gay
mags. Four More Years – illustrations from ‘Dick! The Nixon Era’ by Ed Badajos.
Book reviews: The Paint House by Susie Daniel & Peter McGuire, After
the Planners by Robert Goodman. Film reviews of Deliverance, Groupies, Dynamo and The
Assassination of Trotsky. LP reviews: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John
& Yoko’s Sometime in New York
City, The Band’s Rock of Ages and Vindicator by Arthur Lee. 2p OZ mail order ad. Cozmic Comics ad. Ad for bound volumes of Ink. ‘Bingo With Erections’ – Madeleine Francis
on group sex and interview with Henry
Charles+ photos from Screw. ‘What About Socrates? What About Him? –
extracts from Ken Rubinstein’s manuscript about ‘involution’ and the
dark side of CIA-ridden Greece
+ Josh Thomas illustration. ,’If You Were the Only Girl in the World and I Was
the Only Passport’ – article + world map. ‘Kiss Me Deadly’ – article on
necrophilia reprinted from Screw. Back cover ad for Dracula
OZ 46. (Jan/Feb 73) Cover by Ken
‘All Dressed Up… And Nowhere
to Go’ by Richard Neville. ‘The Queen’s Vernacular’ - Gay slang. ‘Paris:
Louvre it Or Leave it’. John Hoyland’s ‘The Long March Through the Bingo
Halls’. Sexism. ‘The Story of Abdul ben Kassem – a drunken tale from the days
of the roaring twenties in old Morocco’.
2p Martin Sharp ‘Eternity’ graphic. Centerfold ‘Has Fame Gone to Her Head?’ -
Germaine Greer lewd picture puzzle. ‘Homeless – Why Not Squat?’. ‘A Proper Mess
– special Oz report on the failure of PROP: the preservation of the Rights of
Prisoners’. ‘Jackson 8’ – the
plight of teeny boppers. 2p Cole Porter tribute + graphics. Book reviews:
Anthony Haden-Guest’s Down the Programmed Rabbit Hole; McCabe and
Schonfeld’s Apple to the Core; John Berger’s Ways of Seeing; Michelene
Wandor’s collection The Body Politic: Women’s Liberation in Britain
1969-72. ‘One Man’s Fantasy’ cartoon by Trina. ‘Letter From an Ever-Open
Pussy’. ‘Nothing But the Best (Rod&Van&Mike&Alice)’ – Myles Palmer
chooses ten records of 1972. Jay Kinney graphic. Full page ad for Kubrick’s Clockwork
Orange. ‘Great Moments in Rock’ – self-styled Dylanologist A.J. Weberman
talks about Dylan and artistic interpretations of his own ideas+pics. Oz
demands an Amnesty for Drug offenders now that the head of Scotland Yard’s drug
squad has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Back
cover film ad for Gold.
OZ 47. (April 1973)
Ad for Yoko Ono’s Approximately
Infinite Universe. ‘My How We Laughed!’ - Felix Dennis’ editorial that is
“in a sense, an obituary”. Ted Heath photo. Spike: My Lai. ‘Water… And Air’ –
thinking about the planet by Alf Moorcraft + photos by Roger Perry. ‘Gentlemen
of the jury… Obscenity is Like an Elephant’ – Jerome Burne talks to one of the
jurors on the Nasty Tales trial. Ad for Super Fly. ‘Equal is as
Equal Does’ – Michelene Wandor on equal opportunities + illustration by Adrian
George. ‘Masters Of All You Survey’ – Nick Leach on politics and the US
media + Wyndham Raine cartoon. 2p porn ads. ‘White Society is Breaking Down
Around Us… Even its Myths are Dead’ Peter Collier interviews Vine Deloria about
Native Americans. ‘One of Our Satellites is Missing’ –freaks divert
communications satellite + Pearce Marchbank graphic. Centrespread - Enoch
Powell on a pogo stick – “Revealed! Enoch’s send ‘em home brainwave”. Nasty
Tales & Cozmic Comics ads. 5p OZ mail order. ’The Heroes
Unwelcome Return’ – Nick Leach interviews Hakim Gahtan Abdulla, General
Secretary of the American Servicemen’s Union.+ veterans photos. ‘Beheadings’:
6p photos by Charles Harbutt. ‘The Seeker’ – Roger Hutchinson on poet Derek Elm
+ photo by Edward Bell. Pierce Marchbank photo illustration. LP reviews: Nuggets:
Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, Solid Gold Rock & Roll
(reviewed by Jonathon Green). Woody Allen Everything You Always Wanted to
Know About Sex ad. Kraftwerk ad. Flying saucer illustration. LP reviews: Will
the Circle be Unbroken, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Joe Cocker, Soft Machine, Loudon
Wainwright III, Barbra Streisand, Yoko Ono + cartoon portrait. Book review: Women,
Resistance and Revolution by Sheila
Rowbotham (reviewed by Alison Fell). A&M Records ad. Back cover sun over
the sea photo.
OZ 48. (November 1973) The last
issue, nudes & Nixon cover
Brothers & New York Dolls ads. ‘The Last Issue’ editorial by Felix Dennis +
Jim Leon graphic. Enoch Powell into Hitler strip by Roy Knipe. ‘What Went
Wrong?’ – David Widgery’s goodbye to the counter-culture + Red Saunders photo of
Christ with Coca Cola. ‘In Search of the Almighty’ – Timothy Kidd on American
tourists. ‘Once It’s Started’ – short story by Mick Farren + graphic. Jimi
Hendrix & Janis Joplin graphic
by William Rankin. ‘Everybody’s in Showbiz, Everybody’s a Star’ - Jim Anderson
on redundancy, travel, and puppet theatre. Full page Ogoth/Cozmic Comics
ad. Warner Bros ad/goodbye to OZ letter from Derek Taylor. ‘The Suede Jackboot’
– a speculative guide to fascism and latent fascism in Britain
by Duncan Campbell + illustrations by Bill Sanderson. 2p A&M Records ad.
DJM Distributors ad. ‘The Strange Case of Southall Police Station – police
racism by Don Atyeo + illustrations by Paul Simmons. “Goodbye OZ but the music
of Santana lives on” CBS ad. Other Guides ad. Film ad for The Rocky Horror
Show. Dracula Annual ad. 2p Climax/Private ads. Centrespread photo from 100 Years of
Erotica. Full page John Lennon Mind Games ad. ‘The Making of a Junta
Culture’ – Dick Pountain on the end of democracy in Chile.
2p ad for Pink Floyd’s A Nice Pair. ‘Jailed Drug Cult Guru Speaks: “They Took
Away My Credit Card” – an exclusive OZ interview with Timothy Leary +
photos. Eddie Kendricks and Marvin Gaye ads. Compendium Books ad. Film reviews:
Swastika, Electra Glide in Blue, The Long Goodbye, El Topo.
Playpower ad. Edward cartoon/OZ back issues. Charisma ad. Rand H. Holmes
cartoon Book reviews: What the Censor Saw by John Trevelyan, Strange
Ecstasies edited by Michel Parry, Billion Year Spree by Brian
Aldiss. LP reviews: David Bowie Pin Ups, Spirit, Suzi Quatro, The Who Quadrophenia
+ Rod Beddall illustration, Count Ossie, Bonnie Raitt. Traffic-On the Road ad.
‘Telex From Australia…’
by Richard Neville. Graphic by Adrian George. El Topo ad. Ad for Yoko
Ono’s Run Run Run/Men Men Men. 3p ‘Wanker’s World’ dirty book semi-parody. 2p
Imported porn ad. ‘Quadrophony’ – Eric Robbie on quadraphonic sound systems +
Mike Moore graphics. 2p ‘Death Poem’ and Martin Sharp Van Goch/Superman montage
– “Please Clark – don’t walk out on me! You’re the only secret identity I’ve
got!” Time Out, Speed inc, Grounation ads. Inside and back cover
‘The Guitar Album’ guitarist cigarette cards.
Compiled by Gerry Carlin. Thanks to Andrew Sclanders for
information, meticulous catalogues, and magazines.