Passages in books that make reviews unnecessary: No 1

‘Gustav Metzger and John Sharkey were prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act for organizing Hermann Nitsch’s Abreaktionsspiel No 5 at the St Bride’s Institute in 1966. This consisted of a film showing male genitals controlled by wires and dipped in various liquids projected on an eviscerated lamb carcass used as a screen.’

P154, ‘London Calling: A Countercultural History of London since 1945’ by Barry Miles (Atlantic, £25).

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One response to “Passages in books that make reviews unnecessary: No 1

  1. ha ha ha…

    England is so civilized. If this were India, and the animal a cow – we would have had more than just a prosecution. A riot with 100 shops burned and only 150 dead is my conservative estimate.

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