Toxic Graffity #6, 1982

I OPPOSE THEIR DREAD DREAM, OF DEATH, DESTRUCTION, THEIR FUNERAL PYRE, THAT'D MAKE THE EARTH, WRENT AN UNHEARD DEATH-SCREAM, I OPPOSE THIS, LEST THE NEW WARM FLESH OF NEW BORN AMBER WOULD BURN, BLISTER,
BOIL'Toxic Graffity was definitely one of the more thought-provoking productions - I'll not say fanzine as that clearly misrepresents this publication - TG main man, Mike Diboll referred to an earlier issue as 'THE SHITZINE' - and latterly termed TG an 'anarcho-punk agit-art magazine'. Anyway, this 'special arty-farty benefit issue' is quite a radical departure from the earlier TG A4 format - the profits from it were to be channelled into production of lithoed TGs - sadly, those never materialised. Mike explains the rational and the tussle with Better Badges in the editorial of this issue - & for an extended lowdown see the fascinating TG post over on Kill Your Pet Puppy - be sure to check out the ensuing comments in which Mike and Joly (BB) go some way towards patching-up their rift. 'I can't quite fathom the numbering sequence of TG - I have issues #3, #4, #5 (2 slightly different editions), & #6 - now, Mike says he produced 5 issues - do the variations on issue #5 count as 2 or were there issues preceding #3? There is mention in #3 of it being 'belated', so I'm guessing there were earlier issues. Any info gratefully received. At any rate, I'll be posting them all here - you lucky people. 'Competition TimeAs promised, since this is the first, albeit late, anniversary ee posting I'm giving away a copy of TG #6 - bear in mind that this was an entirely DIY edition and was limited to, I think, 200 copies - quite unlike the preceding issue which, in no small part due to the inclusion of a Crass flexi disc, sold something in the region of 10, 000 copies. To cop hold of it, check the ee collage masthead - I update it now and again - on this occasion I've added 5 artists/groups that clearly have no place on this blog - the first person to spot the greatest number of these erroneous acts gets the goods. Finding them all will be quite tricky and comments will be moderated until the winner is announced a week hence. Good luck.

A4 folded scanned at 400 dpi

Toxic Graffity #6

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