Sunday, January 30, 2011

"I'd heard about the Situationists from the radical milieu of the time," says McLaren. "You had to go up to Compendium Books. When you asked for the literature, you had to pass an eyeball test. Then you got these beautiful magazines with reflecting covers in various colours: gold, green, mauve. The text was in French: you tried to read it, but it was so difficult. Just when you were getting bored, there were always these wonderful pictures and they broke the whole thing up. They were what I bought them for: not the theory." (From England's Dreaming by Jon Savage, St. Martin's Press, 1992, p. 30)