Post by H_P_Saucecraft on Jan 1, 2012 16:04:40 GMT
Not sure where to put this, not Horror & 2 are 99, 2 are 2000 - but this seems the best place (dem, feel free to move this if there's a better place).
After digging out a couple of books for cover scans, I remembered these which I got from the works or somewhere similar at £1 each or less. Had them ages & don't know why I haven't posted them before, they definitely look Vault material. They've swiftly moved up the to read pile.
All are published by Attack! Books (imprint of Creation Books)
Tommy Udo - Vatican Bloodbath (Attack! Books 2000)
Stewart Home - Whips And Furs: My Life As A Bon Vivant, Gambler And Love Rat By Jesus H. Christ (Attack! Books 2000)
Stanley Manly - Raiders Of The Low Forehead (Attack! Books 1999)
Tony White - Satan! Satan! Satan! (Attack! Books 1999)
Other titles listed as available or forthcoming at the time, include:
Mark Manning - Get Your Cock Out Steven Wells - Tits-Out Teenage Terror Totty Bob Morris - Bloody Heroes Stanley Manly - Tokyo Bloodbath 2002 Dick Marshall - Ebola 3000
Attack was really Steven Wells' attempt to make 'tamla motown 45's in book form' - no, really, he actually said this - which amounted to a bunch of books that were basically rip-offs of stewart home's style. Except stewart's, which was immensely funny. he basically took an old episodic edwardian detective novel and transferred the setting to galilee, with judas as holmes and christ as watson. Interspersed with edwardian porn rewritten to galilee time. All in the original edwardian prose style. Very funny and clever, if not big.
But confusing for mr wells, who had the rest of the line prepared in NEL-meets-obscenity mode. tommy udo's book is the most fun though he gets bored and resorts to having a fight in BIG TYPE to fill pages. tony white is actually an ok writer but was very in thrall to stewart's style then. stanley manly is (allegedly) wells, and both books (his and the manly) are like one note riffs on home.
Of the other titles you list, i think the mark manning came out, and the wells certainly did, but the sales were crap and james williamson lost interest (i think he also moved to NY about this time too, and creation went awry for a bit).
wiliamson introduced me to wells, who was a nice bloke, but very one dimensional about what he wanted, and asked me to gut two mss i had so that they read just like the rest of these. For no money up front. I politely declined. Anyway, i didn't like the jokes he made about having a jesus novel and getting a jesus writer, too. (i was in my long hair/beard jim morrison in the bath phase then).
Attack is a better idea that actual imprint, but read them spaced apart a bit and they're still quite good fun. Together, they're a bit samey.
Post by H_P_Saucecraft on Jan 4, 2012 19:52:17 GMT
Thanks for that, Pulphack. Good to know the background of these. Wells I only know of through his Metal Hammer reviews/columns, which amused me, even when it was a band I liked. I went to look up what he was doing now, a while back & was shocked to find he'd died in 2009.
Post by fritzmaitland on Aug 26, 2020 12:38:53 GMT
Recently managed to fight my way through Tony White's Satan! Satan! Satan! which was pretty good in small doses. The repeating the same paragraph was pretty amusing but the relentless rubbing your nose in the dirt became a bit wearing. Still glad it's out there. And the Swedish Death Metal band were brilliant.