London: Ripped & Torn, 1978. First Edition. Wraps. 4to. Stapled at top left corner self wraps. Minor shelf-wear and toning with a price sticker at front wrap. Interior bright and clean. Near fine. 18pp. Near fine. Item #16667
London punk fanzine, originally started in Glasgow after the editor's encounter with SNIFFIN' GLUE's Mark Perry. After SG folded, RIPPED AND TORN moved into their London office and began a working relationship with Rough Trade, using the Kensington location as their mailing address. This issue of R&T features a bootleg interview with David Bowie, the lyrics of the Velvet Underground's "Heroin", an article on Richard Hell, and reviews of records by Blondie, The Buzzcocks and many others.R&T was reacting against the "sterile, contrived" art-rock style of bands like Talking Heads and Television, instead focusing on anarcho-punk, primarily UK bands. Tony D. left R&T after 18 issues and began publishing KILL YOUR PET PUPPY, a fanzine in much the same vein. Scarce, with only a handful located in OCLC.