Smash Hits: A Discussion Bulletin For Revolutionary Ideas 3 (1998)

Smash Hits: A Discussion Bulletin For Revolutionary Ideas 3 (1998) cover
Smash Hits: A Discussion Bulletin For Revolutionary Ideas 3 (1998) cover

Third and final issue of Smash Hits.

Submitted by Fozzie on August 25, 2018

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R Totale

5 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by R Totale on August 25, 2018

Thanks for these! Don't suppose you have any idea what else the "Bash Street Kids" did - did they ever have their own paper or anything?

Fozzie

5 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Fozzie on August 25, 2018

You are welcome!

I think the Bash Street Kids were from Brighton.

A quick google has turned up this text about squatting co-authored by them: http://www.academia.edu/9706086/Ebb_and_Flow_-_Autonomy_and_Squatting_in_Brighton

Also a letter from them about "Give Up Activism" here:
http://www.doordie.org.uk/issues/issue-10/20-10-last-pages/57-lettuce-to-the-cabbage.html

Oh! And this from "Reflections on May Day":
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/bash-street-kids-a-mayday-over-mayday

I remember reading the latter two (and the Smash Hits text) at the time and thinking they were very good.

R Totale

5 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by R Totale on August 25, 2018

Impressed by your google skills there, I thought it was pretty much one of those ungoogleable names. In some ways they seem reminscent of Antagonism stuff I've read, but I guess maybe that's just due to similar era/similar reference points rather than any more direct connections?

That letter from the elephant below theirs is quite something too.

Fozzie

5 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Fozzie on August 25, 2018

Well I am a massive nerd, which has its uses ;-)

I think it is a bit of a generational thing, the people who passed through anarchopunk/squatting and emerged still having decent politics.

"White Punks on Bordiga" in Communist Headache and the stuff in the Aufheben piece about the Criminal Justice Bill about punk also...

R Totale

5 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by R Totale on August 26, 2018

Yeah, and also the Free Assocation (who I imagine may well've been published in Smash Hits at some point/under some name or other too?) ...And, just like that, I feel myself being sent down an uncarved.org rabbithole as well.

Fozzie

5 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Fozzie on August 26, 2018

Yes I would guess that too. Enjoy the site ;-)

rat

5 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by rat on August 26, 2018

Here's a link to the White Punks on Bordiga article mentioned above.

Veering off topic a bit but, on the subject of the anarcho-punk scene, there are a couple of articles worth taking a look at:

“There Is No Authority But Yourself ”: The Individual and the Collective in British Anarcho-Punk

The kids was just crass

And another one more about the first wave:

When two sevens clash: punk and autonomia

Fozzie

5 years 6 months ago

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Submitted by Fozzie on August 27, 2018

I mean...