Kill Your Pet Puppy was the brainchild of Tony Drayton (AKA Tony D) after he decided to terminate his pioneering punk fanzine Ripped & Torn in 1979. It was produced by the “Puppy Collective” and had an anti-authoritarian style with original use of colour and graphics that was a cut above what others were doing at the time. This issue features Bauhaus, Honey Bane, Chaos, Cuddly Toys, Six Minute War and the Tee Vees and contains some some great cartoons, collages and rants about rebellion, the stupidity/futility of tribalism and the fact that punk was fast becoming just another cliche/stereotype. The music scene that emerged from the original punk explosion was riddled with pointless arguments about who continued to be the bearers of the punk torch, and in KYPP #3 the Puppy Collective felt the need to make it clear that “we are not associated with the HM ‘Oi Oi’ syndrome that certain cretins are calling ‘real punk’ — accept no dilution!”.
London: [The Puppy Collective], 1980.
First edition 4to (29.7 × 21 cm) Softcover Unpaginated [24 pp] Texts in English Stapled bound self wrappers. Offset. Illustrated in multi-colour throughout.
Near fine. Item ID: 5006.