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DRY LOVE
#16
Jan-Feb 1979
  • Paul Bowles in the Desert
  • Falling in Love with Bob & Bob
  • last chapter from an unpublished, surrealistic novel by Sharon Hennessey
  • Hot-Dry Architecture
first oversized issue


Daniel Arguelles

FUTURE
#17
March-April 1979
  • Modular Neurotics, Cannned Goods, Mind Over Matter
  • "We Have Seen the Future and It Is Now" by Victoria Hamburg and John Peaslee
  • "Brian Eno Consults the Oracle" by Glenn O'Brien
  • "The Future of Reality" by Gene Youngblood [excerpt]
  • "Insect Erotica" by Howard Rheingold
56 pages


Margot Kidder

FOOD
#18
May-June 1979
  • Death by Starvation
  • Undernourished Relationships
  • Gourmet Bubbles (aprés Perrier, le dèluge)
  • Eat Me Architecture
  • Iggy Pop talks turkey with Kristine McKenna
  • WET Reader Questionaire


Debbie Harry

OUTLAWS
#19
July-Aug 1979

Workable
Extremist
Thinking

  • "Zero Gravity" by Jeff Johnson, photos by Wynn Miller -- skateboarders
  • Boomtown Rats' Bob Geldof interviewed by Kristine McKenna
  • Bob & Bob interview Real Cops
  • "Vegitecture" by Michael Sorkin


Ricky Martin

RELIGION
#20
Sept-Oct 1979

Wickedly
Excessive
Tendencies

  • "My Life in Art" by Leonard Cohen
  • Science Outlaw: Nikola Tesla
  • Nico and Lena Lovich interviews by Kristine McKenna
  • "Tax Exempt, Inc" by Hunter Drohojowska
 


Sissy Spacek

IS LANGUAGE A VIRUS?
#21
Nov-Dec 1979
  • Rolling (and Rolfing), artist Guy De Cointet, the Swastika
  • architect Frederick Fisher; Howard Rheingold
  • "Not To Smoke" (an excerpt from Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre) and the Metaphysical Nature of Cigarettes
  • Kristine McKenna interviews Rick Derringer and James Brown
80 pages


Richard Gere

THE HUMAN BODY
#22
Jan-Feb 1980

Writhing
Erotic
Turmoil

  • Jim Carroll's Basketball Diaries
  • Mondo Sumo
  • "Longevity" by Rita Aero
  • Business as Yoga (WET interviews John Robinson)
  • David Byrne of Talking Heads
  • Unique McPeak, professional high-wire artist


 

INTERIOR SPACES
#23
March-April 1980

Weird
Environments
Talk

  • Kenneth Anger interview by Ann Bardach
  • Dick Dale interview by Kristine McKenna
  • Kobo Abe's "The Box Man"
  • "No Deposit, No Return" by John Peasles and Victoria Hamburg


Mick Jagger

TRAVEL
#24
May-June 1980

Why
Even
Try?

  • "Psychic Surgery in the Philippines" by C. J. Llift (sidebar by Lewis MacAdams: "Healing by Hand in the Philippines")
  • Captain Beefheart interview by Kristine McKenna
  • Non-Human Life-Forms: "The Mystery of the Mutes" by Adam MacLewis -- cattle mutilations in the southwest
  • astronaut Rusty Schweickart explains defecation in space
  • Dennis and Diane Transcend Sex


Whitey Stang

WETROSPECTIVE
#25
July-Aug 1980

Weird
Exotic
Thrills

  • WET Looks Back at the last fifteen issues
  • Kristine McKenna interviews Brian Eno
  • Winners of the 1st Annual WET PLACES Competition
60 pages: last oversized issue


 

POWER & GARBAGE
#26
Sept-Oct 1980
  • Tim Hardin's Last Interview
  • Paul Morrissey, Tom Verlaine
  • "Realms of the Unreal" by Henry Darger


 

HEROES
#27
November 1980

We
Eat
Tuna

72 pages


 

FIRE
#28
December 1980

Words
Elicit
Terror

  • "Barbecuing White People in the Suburbs" by Lewis MacAdams
  • Kristine McKenna interviews George Clinton
  • "Playing With Matches" -- backyard explosives with Greg McGregor
  • "Luncheon with the Sunshine Boy" -- Blair Sabol interviews David Hockney
last issue entirely on newsprint -- 72 pages


Daphna

TIME
#29
Jan-Feb 1981
  • Winston Tung, performance artist, acts out the life of a neutrino
  • Merle Haggard remembers the Hard Times -- Kristine McKenna interview
  • Meher Baba
  • The Best Time of Their Lives: Q&A with LA teens on the future
64 pages printed on mix of newsprint and glossy paper


 

#30
March-April 1981
  • Gallery of Noses
  • Kristine McKenna interviews Mark Alan Stamaty, Helmut Newton, and Becker & Fagen of Steely Dan
  • "Sex With the Dead" --Lewis MacAdams on John Duncan
  • A Palazzo in Venice (California)
  • Bob & Bob Sound the Alarm: Ronald Reagan Doesn't Need Art
68 pages printed on glossy paper (except insert by Bob Zoell)


Elvis Costello

#31
May-June 1981
  • Elvis Costello interview
  • "the Serious Building Climber's Handbook" by Mel Edelman
  • World Guide to Nude Beaches & Recreation
  • "Thrown" architecture in East Hollywood
  • fabulous Beverly Hills people
64 glossy pages


Teri Garr
(by Penny Wolin)

#32
July-Aug 1981
  • Japanese Buyer's Guide to Los Angeles Street Fashion
  • Kristine McKenna interviews David Lynch
  • "Artists in Real Estate" by Lewis MacAdams
  • "5 Queens" -- rock'n'roll women by Kate Simon (Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, Yoko Ono & Grace Jones)
  • Why Italian toilets get better mileage


 

JAPAN
#33
Sept-Oct 1981
  • Swimmer's Bodies
  • Tokyo Now!
  • Axel Erlandson's Tree Circus
  • Squeeze and Laurie Anderson interviews by Kristine McKenna
  • Green Blood (wheatgrass)
  • Ecstasy: Everything Looks Wonderful when you're Young & on Drugs


Priscilla Presley

LOVE & KISSES
#34
Nov-Dec 1981
  • San Francisco Street Art
  • Kristine McKenna interviews David Lee Roth and John Lydon
  • Love Hotels
  • Sex in the Park
  • "Christmas in LA" by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr
78 pages
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