OZ 40

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Contents: 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 Publications Ink Limited, London, 64p


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.


Reproduced by permission of Richard Neville. This material is made available for the purposes of research and study. Commercial use is prohibited.

OZ 40

Publication Date

February 1972