San Francisco Punk Archives

SEARCH & DESTROY: IGGY POP AT SAN FRANCISCO’S OLD WALDORF (1977)

“We thought LUST FOR LIFE would come out and knock the world backward; we were wrong. It was kind of like working on FUN HOUSE. That was a great album…people hated it.” – Iggy Pop (From a 1977 interview with Search & Destroy Zine's Lynn X.)

SEARCH & DESTROY NO. 4, 1977; PHOTO BY RICHARD PETERSON; IMAGE COURTESY OF WILD DOG ARCHIVES.

SEARCH & DESTROY NO. 4, 1977; PHOTO BY RICHARD PETERSON; IMAGE COURTESY OF WILD DOG ARCHIVES.

BEAT GENERATION MEETS PUNK: SAN FRANCISCO’S SEARCH & DESTROY (1977)

V. Vale’s inaugural issue of San Francisco punk zine, SEARCH & DESTROY, originally funded by beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. (No. 1, 1977) takes its moniker from a Stooges song and features a “Basic Iggy Pop Bio”:

“Iggy Pop’s legend is one of the crucial cornerstones of rock & roll lore. It began when his Ann Arbor band, The Stooges, debuted on Halloween, 1967, chopping flower power down at the root.”

The full run, Nos. 1-11, can be accessed in the private collection of Wild Dog Archives.

ORIGINAL ZINE SCANNED COURTESY OF   WILD DOG ARCHIVES  .

ORIGINAL ZINE SCANNED COURTESY OF WILD DOG ARCHIVES.