OZ 36

OZ 36

Richard Neville, Editor

Please be advised: This collection has been made available due to its historical and research importance. It contains explicit language and images that reflect attitudes of the era in which the material was originally published, and that some viewers may find confronting.


This issue appears with the help of Jim Anderson, Pat Bell, Felix Dennis, Debbie Knight, Stephen Litster, Brian McCracken, Pearce Marchbank, Richard Neville, John O’Neil, Chris Rowley, David Wills. Thanks for artwork, photographs and valuable help to Eddie Belchamber, Rip-Off Press, David Nutter, Stanslav Domichick, Charles Shaar Murray, Sue Miles, Warren Hague, Paul Whitehead, Insect Fear Comics, Michael Ramsden (for heroic help with the Ozjects d'art Exhibition - sorry Michael), Jim Leon, Nicholas and Michael and particularly Michel de Saint-Chien, whose sketch books provided at least a dozen fantastic illustraions.

Contents: 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 David Hockney.