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Vol. 1 No. 1, 1983, 200 printed. Staple-bound self-wraps, 16 pp., illus. Very good with faint yellowing and light cover wear. Produced by John Crawford, the illustrator behind the Baboon Dooley comics. “I’m putting this out because Maximum Rock and Roll mailed me some pretty harsh statements they’ve written about myself. Real intimidation stuff. They’ve totally misinterpreted what it is I do. Why? Damn if I can tell, maybe they don’t like the cartoons or something. Maybe they’re nuts. Can I help it if so much of the stuff I read in MRR cracks me up? Yes, it is true that alot [sic] of my comic strips are inspired by that magazine. But anyway, as far as I’m concerned those self-styled moral authorities can go stuff it where the sun don’t shine and nothing grows. I for one speak my mind and I do not plan to knuckle under to their goon squad tactics.” The entire zine deals with this Crawford/MRR feud – especially his distaste for founder and editor Tim Yohannan – that seems to have sparked with some nasty letters from Crawford, and an equally vociferous response from MRR’s Jeff Bale. Crawford: “Maximum Rock and Roll is an attempt to take control of the scene away from the musicians and their friends and place it in the hands of marxist politicians.” Bale: “I hold you in the lowest contempt.” Of course, both comments are out of context and there is so, so much more. Sections include “The Ballad of Tim Why,” “The Honeymoon is Over and the Bride is Pissed,” “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle Pt. 4,” “How the Hippies Lost the War,” etc. The cover and title of this zine are a knock-off of the 1970s hippie mag All You Can Eat, which was “put out by the then Maoist hippy radical Tim Yohannan.” First Edition.