Disarray of Life
A zine reissue revels in a riotous mix of art and attitude
Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-1979
by Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw
$30.00 List Price
In a 2008 interview with Mike Kelley, writer Glenn O’Brien described the experimental art and music collective Destroy All Monsters—which Kelley founded in 1973 with fellow University of Michigan students Niagara (Lynn Rovner) and Jim Shaw and filmmaker Cary Loren—as “a mythic band. . . . It almost seemed like a great publicity stunt because . . . they never came to your town and there were no records.” Indeed, the Ann Arbor “anti-rock band” performed only a handful of times, staging impromptu gigs at parties they were usually thrown out of. Their first release was a sixty-minute cassette tape of “distorto, psychedelic, chaotic, insanity, high energy level music,” advertised for two dollars in their similarly riotous zine.
Now, the nonprofit publisher Primary Information has compiled all six issues of this
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