Other Scenes -- Vol. 3, No. 11 [Magazine]
New York: Other Scenes, Inc., 1969. 24pp. NEAR FINE. Modest wear and toning to edges, a small tear to upper right corner of front wrapper.
Though never as popular or widely-circulated as its brethren like The East Village Other and The Berkeley Barb, nor as political as such radical-left undergrounds as The Black Panther and New Left Notes, Joh Wilcock's Other Scenes was recognized as being the most daring, creative, and experimental of the alternative press papers of the late Sixties. Other Scenes was heavily influenced by both the Fluxus and mail-art movements as well as Andy Warhol's avant-pop aesthetic. The paper operated as much as a virtual underground club for its subscribers as it did a vehicle for news distribution; according to the masthead of an early issue, Wilcock distributed the paper "twenty times a year from wherever its editor happens to be," and his mailings often included "surprises" including "newsletters, newspapers, letters, brochures and discoveries that I make in all parts of the world." Contents include contributions by John Sinclair, Paul Krassner, Tuli Kupferberg, George Streeton, John Walker, John Wilcock, Thomas Forcade, Abbie Hoffman, and others.