January 1989

‘Trash City’ is a ‘zine devoted to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, exploitation in entertainment, beauty, death, splatter movies, computer games, Inter-rail holidays, UFO’s, general weirdness and anything else the editors see fit to print. The style is best described as ‘conversational’ and ‘informal‘ — the emphasis is very much on the words, since our method of production makes photos, etc almost completely impossible…

It is only available from me, but is basically FREE, at least if things stay as they are at the moment; you only pay the postage (if you bought this from a shop, you’ll have had to pay for it — understandably, shop-keepers aren’t keen to stock things there’s no profit in!). If you want to receive any future issues, the best thing is to send us a few quid in cheques/p.o./cash (made payable to Jim McLennan where appropriate) along with your name and address — we’ll then send you them until your money runs out. We will probably have to start charging for it some time (not more than about 30p/issue , that’ll come off your sub as well.

SPECIAL OFFER — first few people to subscribe will receive a video tape. This will be of some god—awful film and quite possibly of dire quality; we can not accept any responsibility for your sanity. Just say ‘I want my video’ and ‘I am over 18’ when you apply and you stand a chance – the cost of the p&p will be taken off your subscription! Articles, artwork, etc. are also extremely welcome — see elsewhere for more about this.

  • Editor, publisher, general chief of staff :
    Jim McLennan,
    81 Cheyne Way,
    Hants. GU14 QP7
  • Texts: Jim McLennan, Per Porter, Steve Welburn
  • Artwork : Frank C. Rhochs

Not that you’ll find any page numbers of course, but it’ll give you an idea of the order of things…

1. Contents
2. A Sort of Editorial
3. Nastassja Kinski, Sex Goddess
7. A Small Encyclopaedia of Trash
10. Hellbound — Hellraiser 2
12. The Amazing Herschell G. Lewis
14. Black Medicine
16. Trash Pop
17. Controversy Corner
19. Trash Literature
21. The Incredibly Bad Film Show
23. It must be True…
26. C*ns*rsh*p
29. Classic Splatter
31. Nightmares in a Damaged Brain
33. Contributions
34. Future Schlock

The views expressed in this ‘zine, are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher, and may well be an attempt to wind you up.