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||Corridor 2 (OUT OF PRINT)
Editor/Publisher: Michael Butterworth
297mm x 210mm
|A Savoyard's first brush with censorship. The Moss Side Free Press, Manchester (who had happily printed Corridor #1), refused to print this second issue on the grounds that Bob Jenkins's front cover art and Paul Buck's anti-Royalist submission, 'were sexist'. In this, the 'FREEP'
were years ahead of their time, for their concern forshadowed
the troubles lying in store for Savoy in the Politically Correct
1980s. In that later heyday of liberal intolerance, the world
renowned Compendium bookshop and UK independent record cartel distributors led by
Rough Trade Records suddenly refused to handle anything with a Savoy logo on ita policy which other retailers and distributors copied, resulting in the decade-long blanket embargo on Savoy.
Possibly remembering their freedom ideals, the FREEP collective relented somewhat. They would not print the magazine, but they would allow the continued use of their Hermes electric typewriter to type-set it. But a precedent had been set.
In the way of all censorship, the opposite result to the intended one was achieved. The printing of Corridor was taken over by the White Light Press, run by John Muir, who was the printer of Crucified Toad. John, God bless, introduced Butterworth to Brittonan outcome that might have surprised the long defunct FREEP as accidentally assistant in the birth of Savoy, and, eventually, that bastion of all that's un-PC, Meng & Ecker.
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