V. Vale


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Japanese-American writer and publisher. He also played keyboards for the later famous power trio Blue Cheer.

In 1977 he started to publish the punk fanzine "Search and destroy" In 1980, he began publication of RE/Search, a tabloid format zine focusing on various counterculture and underground topics.

RE/Search later became always a format for books, of which Vale is a regular contributor.

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By: A FAILED VISIONARY, A DEMYTHIFIER, A PLAGIARIST: john tottenham, jarett kobek + stewart home @ the odd fellows hall - Litseen - Litseen

[...] a piano bench, I felt like playing some moody chords. My old friends Vale and Marian from RE/Search Publications were sitting nearby. Three odd fellow-writers read from their work on Thursday, February 28: John [...]

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