scarce 1st issue of King Mob Echo #1 April 1968.
Printed by Pygmalion Press Ltd London, April 1968. Softcover (only) First edition. 12 page booklet 21cm x 33.8 cm.
Contents, among other things, translation of an extract from Treaty of Savoir-Vivre by Raoul Vaneigen, a controversial poem The Return of the Repressed by Norman O. Brown.
There were a total of 6 issues of King Mob Echo, although only the first 3 were magazine style, the remaining 3 being single sheets. Put together by brothers David and Stuart Wise and Christopher Gray formerly of the the Notting Hill street gang the Motherfuckers, they were excluded from the Situationist International in 1967. Although their street actions, including graffiti work, poster and fliers was limited- their lasting legacy wasn’t. Their brutally stark aesthetic influenced punk -particularly Jamie Reid’s Sex Pistols’ graphics. And the Pistols’ beloved manager, McLaren, was present at their Christmas ’68 action when, en masse dressed as Santa Claus they entered Selfridges and commenced giving away the toys “free of charge” to children…..
Condition : NF : Minor ageing but clean bright back cover, no writing, no rips. no creasing beyond minor handling.
Currently NFS – on show at Somerset House as part of the Horror Show Exhibition