Item #6462 Rock Comix No. 4 [Source for Take No Prisoners Cover]. ed Luis Zanoletty.
Rock Comix No. 4 [Source for Take No Prisoners Cover]

Rock Comix No. 4 [Source for Take No Prisoners Cover]

Barcelona: Rock Comix, 1976. Offset. Saddle-stapled in cardstock wraps. [64] pp. 6 x 8 ¾ in. Some edgewear at spine and foredges; otherwise, near fine. Item #6462

The rare underground Spanish fanzine from which the cover of Lou Reed’s Take No Prisoners was taken. Heavily illustrated by famed Spanish counterculture cartoonist Nazarios, and including detailed information about releases from the Velvet Underground and Lou Reed.

Famously, Lou Reed appropriated the image from the cover of this fanzine for his 1978 album Take No Prisoners - without accreditation or copyright. Nazarios fought RCA for the rights to his drawing for decades, finally winning credit for his artwork in 2000, as well as 4 million pesetas (roughly 27,000 USD).

An incredibly scarce artifact of Lou Reed and the Velvet’s global fandom, with striking illustrations.

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