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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).

Buy it.